Creamy and Cheesy Beef and Bean Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Taco seasoned ground beef, cheese, refried beans, all in a super-simple casserole. DH likes with chips, I also like it in tortillas. We like to use spicy salsa and taco seasoning, but use your preference.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning (or homemade)
  • 1 (32 ounce) can refried beans (again, homemade is great if you have the time)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 13 cup salsa, of your choice plus 1/2-3/4 cup additional
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use cheddar and a colby jack blend, then throw some crumbled queso fresco on top for good measure)
  • sliced jalapeno (optional)
  • sliced black olives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with vegetable oil spray; spread the refried beans in the bottom and set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef and garlic, drain, season with taco seasoning and stir in the cream of mushroom soup and the 1/3 cup salsa.
  3. Layer on top of the beans: salsa, half of the cheese, the meat mixture, jalapeños and olives, if using, remaining cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I made this tonight and to cut the carbs I used one can of refried beans instead of two. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Ang11002 January 19, 2012

This was good and easy to make. I made this exactly as written. I served it as an appetizer and we used tortilla chips to dip it. I didn't add any of the optional ingredients.

bmcnichol February 22, 2008

This was a great, quick and easy casserole. We served it kind of like a dip with tortilla chips, adding lettuce, tomato and sour cream to each serving. This was enjoyed by all - thanks for posting!

loof February 03, 2008