Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole Recipe

How To Make Taco Casserole

To complete your dinner night, whip up this filling taco casserole, made of tender ground beef, perfectly spiced and layered evenly in a bubbling casserole.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • cupsonion,red onion or yellow, chopped
  • cupsred bell pepper,chopped
  • lbslean ground beef
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspchili powder
  • tspground cumin
  • 14½ozblack beans,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • 14½ozfire roasted tomatoes,(1 can), diced
  • 1cupcorn,frozen
  • ¼cupchicken broth,or water
  • tbsplime juice,plus lime wedges for serving
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • 2cupscheddar cheese,shredded
  • 2cupsMonterey Jack Cheese,shredded
  • 15corn tortillas,(6-inch), cut into halves
  • taco toppings,optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, then sauté for 4 minutes. Scoot to the far side.

  3. Crumble in the beef, season with salt and pepper. Let brown on the bottom, then break up the beef and continue to cook until browned. Drain fat.

  4. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin then cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, corn, water, lime juice, and cilantro and remove from heat.

To Assemble:

  1. Layer 10 tortilla halves along the bottom of the baking dish, work to cover the whole bottom surface as best possible. Spoon and spread ⅓ of the beef mixture over the tortilla layer.

  2. Toss the cheeses together and spread ⅓ of the cheese mixture over the beef layer. Repeat this layering process with tortillas, beef filling, and cheese two more times.

  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  4. Finish with optional toppings, then cut into slices. Serve warm with lime wedges, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 626.00kcal
  • Fat: 31.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.98g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.75g
  • Fiber: 11.02g
  • Sugar: 5.29g
  • Protein: 35.31g
  • Cholesterol: 90.86mg
  • Sodium: 685.89mg
  • Calcium: 490.24mg
  • Potassium: 1141.38mg
  • Iron: 4.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 198.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.10mg
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