Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 6
Easy casserole loaded with ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cheese, and corn chips. This is a delicious family-friendly dinner that you can easily double or make in advance.
15 ounces of refried beans
1 lb. ground beef
1 standard-size package of taco seasoning
1 c. mild salsa
2 c. Fritos Corn Chips lightly crushed
2 c. grated cheese, divided (Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or Mexican Blend)
1 c. sliced black olives
1 c. cut tomatoes
1 c. sour cream
1 c. shredded lettuce
1 c. Fritos chips – you can also use shredded cheese
How to make Taco Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Brown the ground beef. Once cooked through, add the taco seasoning following the package instructions.
Step 3: In the meantime, scatter the crushed Fritos in the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
Step 4: Then, cook the refried beans. Add the salsa and 1 c of the cheese. Cook until hot. You can either do this on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Step 5: Over the Fritos in the baking pan, spread the bean mixture, followed by the ground beef mixture. On top, sprinkle the rest of the 1 c cheese.
Step 6: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Step 7: Take the casserole out of the oven when done and serve it right away with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If desired, you can easily double this recipe.
If making in advance, assemble the casserole. Bake in the oven when ready to serve. Note that the baking time will take a little longer. Alternatively, you can bake the casserole right away and simply reheat individual servings in the microwave. To ensure a nice crunch, top the casserole with some fresh corn chips.
Calories: 393 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 887IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 3mg
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