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a square of taco casserole filled with ground beef, cheese, beans and corn and topped with diced tomatoes and green onions with a dollop of sour cream
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5 from 6 votes

Taco Casserole Recipe

This cheesy and delicious taco casserole is a fun new twist on an old favorite! It's packed with flavor, and so easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, tacos, vegetables
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 830kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can sweet corn rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • for serving: sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, olives, avocados, etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions to the skillet and cook until softened. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through. Add the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and mix until well blended.
  • Add the black beans, sweet corn, and diced tomatoes to the skillet, and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and simmer 5-10 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  • Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of the meat mixture in the bottom of the baking dish, then layer four tortillas on top. Spread 1/3 of the remaining meat mixture over the top, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Layer four more tortillas over the cheese, then spread 1/3 of the meat mixture over the top, and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat the layers one more time (for three layers total), finishing with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve hot with sour cream and the taco toppings of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1helping | Calories: 830kcal