Fantastic Taco Casserole

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

I originally found this taco casserole recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. Since then, I have made this recipe at least 50 times. I love it because the ingredients list isn't complicated and, based on the layers, I can readily remember all ingredients when I am at the store without my recipe card. I have served this for myself and had wonderful leftovers or many times I have made it for company with a nice green salad to accompany it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
  • 1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (2 1/3 ounce) cansliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions, adding proper amount of water.
  3. Put corn chips on bottom of 8x8" dish.
  4. Cook refried beans on stove until hot.
  5. Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined.
  6. Pour beans over corn chips in dish.
  7. Add beef to top of beans.
  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
  9. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese.
  10. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese is sufficiently melted.
  11. Take out of oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then serve.