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Quick and Easy Taco Casserole

Updated on July 4, 2014
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Easy Taco Casserole

Taco casserole has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember. It's easy to make and delicious. Not much of a mess to clean up since everything's cooked in one pan. Give it a try and see what your family says. Worst case scenario would be you don't have to make it again, but I bet that won't happen!

Cook Time

Prep time: 18 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 3 min
Yields: 6 to 8 servings

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  • 1 lb Ground Beef, or Ground Round
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Taco Sauce, Old El Paso is fine
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Diced Green Chiles, Diced
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning Mix, Old El Paso is fine
  • 12 Taco Shells, Any Brand Is fine
  • (Optiona)l 1 Cup Green onions, Chopped
  • (Optional) 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • (Optional) 1 Cup Tomatoes, Diced


  1. Pre-Heat Oven To 375 degrees
  2. You will need a 11 x 7 or 12 x 9 baking dish (non-stick) or if you don't have non-stick pan, spray with cooking spray or lightly oil to avoid sticking
  3. First, cook your pound of ground beef and chopped onion until meat is done; drain grease thoroughly. Stir in 3/4 cup of water, the chilies, seasoning mix and taco sauce. Let that simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. Take your broken up taco shells and layer almost half of the baking dish with shells. Take half of your meat mixture and cover the shells. With using only (1) Cup of your shredded cheese, sprinkle the meat and shells over the mixture
  4. Now, just repeat what you did with the rest of the mixture and remaining ingredients. Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and melted.

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    • weezyschannel profile image

      Lisa 2 years ago from Central USA

      @teaches thank you I also love the idea of the alternative to the taco. Every once in a while the regular taco is awesome this is just so much easier

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I love the ease of serving taco casseroles. Thanks for sharing this alternative idea to the usual taco.

    • weezyschannel profile image

      Lisa 2 years ago from Central USA

      thanks! Its so easy and delicious- Easier to eat if you have dentures too!! lol

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I've never had taco casserole before. thanks for this hub. it seems absolutely delicious and I like how this can be made in no time at all. voted up.

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