Taco Casserole is an easy and delicious twist on the regular tacos in a shell kind of thing. I really enjoy casseroles and their ease, when school nights are busy with homework, reading and other activities, it can be a lifesaver.
You can twist this recipe up any way you like it! We really enjoy corn and black olives, sometimes we even add some spanish rice into the mix. When you are short on time, grab what you have and throw it in!
Here is what you will need to make Taco Casserole:
- 1 Lb of ground beef or turkey
- 1 package of taco seasoning
- 1 – 15oz. canned corn
- 1 – 8oz. canned tomato sauce
- 1 bag of tortilla chips
- 1 – 15oz can of beans (refried or black, we used black)
- 1/2 onion – diced
- 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used Kraft Mexican Blend)
- Brown the ground beef or turkey along with the diced onion. Drain and rinse. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to instructions on packet. Allow the meat to simmer for just a few minutes. Then add your tomato sauce and canned corn, allow to cook for a few more minutes.
- Grease a 9X13 pan with Pam.
- The chips and mixture will be layered into the pan like a lasagna. Layer the pan bottom with crunched up chips (Don’t make them too small). Then add a layer of your meat mixture. Third Layer will be cheese. Continue this until your mixture is gone, ending with the meat mixture as your last layer.
- Top your casserole with a layer of beans and add cheese to the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until hot and yummy.
- Top with lettuce, sour cream or whatever toppings that you like to add