Betty Crocker Rancheros Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This was a really excellent recipe that I got from one of my OLD Betty Crocker magazines. My kids love this and it really is easy (almost effortless), and it is also very filling. I like to season the ground beef with a sprinkling of taco seasoning while it cooks, for more of a Tex-Mex flavor. Good for working Moms who are too tired to cook at the end of the day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix potatoes, sauce mix, water, corn and milk in an ungreased 2-quart casserole.
  3. Stir in beef and 3/4 cup cheese.
  4. Add 1 T each finely chopped red and green bell pepper (optional).
  5. Bake uncovered 30-35 minute or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Let stand a few minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream.
  7. Yum!
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this casserole. I made just a few changes. First, I chopped up some onion and added it to the meat as it was browning. I used Mexi-corn instead of plain corn. I also left out the bell peppers (because I didn't have any on hand) and sprinkled the meat with 1 t. cumin, 1 t chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon ground chili pepper. I will make again, as this was a tasty easy week-night meal!

Kim D. January 27, 2009

This was made on 11/05/08 for the "Stacky5 Cook-A-Thon" and as part of mine and SO's dinner.As I was browning the ground beef, some chooped onion, some freeze dried red and green bell pepper flakes, and about 2 to 3 Tablespoons of Mucho Gusto Taco Seasoning Mix were added.I didn't have any taco cheese, so I took 1/2 cup of quesadilla cheese and 1/2 cup of sharp chedder mixed in about 2 Tablespoons of the above taco seasoning and it worked great.I had some leftover corn from a previous meal and used that instead of the canned.The baking time for this was "right on the money" However, I think that the next time this made, I will add a bit more taco seasoning to the meat. All of us at "ZAAR" are going to miss you Stacy. "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � November 06, 2008

I love this casserole. Will be a regular meal in this household.. Thank you for sharing

Chef Mommy of two January 13, 2010