By Leilani on February 07, 2006
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 7
"Very Good! instead of putting chips in bottom of dish I just put them on plates and spooned the mixture over top! Saved chips from getting soggy. Will make often. kids age 2 and 6 loved it! thanks for sharing"
"Something new for "Taco Night". This is a great recipe that everyone (including a picky 7yr old) enjoyed. I did omit the olives, family preference, but topped with the fresh tomatoes, lettuce & sour cream. My only problem is this recipe does not give baking dish measurements and makes less than enough to feed 4 people more than a very small portion. I used a 9x13 dish and it was very thin using the quantity of ingredients in the recipe. If using these quantities, I recommend a square baking dish. I will make this again, doubling the ingredients."
"This recipe was delicious and even my kids ate it. We left out the olives because Chris does not like them. We had plenty of leftovers."
"OMGOSH this was awesome! I just made this tonight for dinner and it was delish. I had to make two changes and they were tortilla chips instead of corn because thats what i had on hand and mild green chilis instead of onions, my family doesnt care for onions. This is a keeper, thanks for posting :)"
"This was very tasty but quite salty. I do not cook too much with canned or processed foods so I think this was alot compared to what I am used to. I woke up this morning and couldn't get my wedding ring off because I am so swollen.
I messed up and bought tortilla chips instead of corn chips so I decided to just put rice on the bottom instead of ending up with soggy tortilla chips. I also put some corn in between the bean and beef layers. I sprinkled some tortilla chips on the top to give it a little crunch since I didn't add them on the bottom.
I will make this again but will make some changes to reduce the amount of salt in it. I will try homemade taco seasoning so I can limit the salt I add and use canned beans so I can rinse them off and mash them myself. I may reduce the amount of cheese I add to reduce the salt even less."
"A lot of Taco casseroles end up being too over powering for me, but this one is perfect! It's a little heavy, but that's why I saved it for a rainy day! I would totally make this again. :)"
"My family and I really liked this dish, even my picky daughter! While I was making this dish, I found out I didn't have a can of refried beans, so I used a can of black beans, it was still very good! Well make again."
"I have tried so many 'taco' casseroles and have been disappointed by most. But this was absolutely delicious. Even my husband liked it and he's not usually fond of this type of casserole. I used a Mexican blend cheese, chili lime flavored non-fat refried beans, and Pace medium salsa and it came out PERFECT. Thanks for a great recipe, Leilani."
"Very Good. I used tortilla chips as suggested below. Instead of using salsa I used Rotel tomatoes and mixed it in with the refried beans. My son does not like salsa. I used low fat low sodium beans to combat the saltiness that was mentioned in several previous post. I used cumin,garlic,chili powder, onion powder,and pepper to season the meat instead of the taco seasoning. I omitted the onions and the olives because my family will not eat them."
"This was so good, and it make plenty for everyone in my family and we have 8 people! I topped the casserole after it came out of the oven with fresh salsa and guacamole on each piece, and cooked my olives inside, instead of putting them on top. I also added a little extra chile powder, because we like it spicy! Freezes really well too."
"this dish was fabulous! I'm not sure how to get more than 4 servings out of it unless it's being served with something else. My fiancé and I were still hungry after we tried cutting it into 6 pieces. We had to split another piece. :) I forgot to buy the olives so sadly they were omitted. It was still fantastic, though!"
"My husband and three teen age sons ate every single bite. I was at a meeting and didn't even get a taste! They loved it! Quick and easy to put together."
"This was a great meal. The whole family loved it, the left overs from a double batch did not last long, which is amazing! Thank you for the great recipe!"
"This was so easy to make! I used Green Olives as they are my personal preference, next time I make this though I think I'll also use a spicier taco seasoning, and a 'hot' Salsa- my darling really enjoyed this but had to add Tobasco sauce as he found it a little bland for his taste. Next time I'll kick the heat up a notch and it will be perfect! Thank you for sharing!"
"I love this recipe! I doubled the corn chips on bottom and used extra cheese. I crave this on a weekly basis."
"Really good! No corn chips on hand but I did have tortillas that I cut into bite size pieces and browned up in canola oil. The recipe is a keeper and I will make again with the corn chips. Thanks!"
"Excellent. Left the chips out & served with both guacamole tortilla chips & flour tortillas so we could either dip or place in warmed tortilla, roll up & eat like a burrito. Served with sour cream & shredded lettuce. Thanks for sharing a nice twist on taco night!"
"I have been cooking for 10 years and have never managed to get a great taco casserole recipe. This is it! I cooked it till it was 160 degrees (25 min at 375). I recommend using refried beans with green chilies--it's right next to the original, is mild, but adds a little extra Mexican flavor. I also recommend using Mexican shredded cheese. Also, I added sour cream and guacamole on the side. Delicious!"
"Super yummy. Super easy. Totally worth the $9 dollars it cost to make. With certainly make it again. I think some of the issue with the soggy chips is the water that the taco seasoning says to add meat. I cut the water about in half and then drained the extra off before putting the meat on the chips. After baking for about 10 minutes to melt the cheese...chips were still crunchy. Absolutely loved it!"
"Awesome stuff! I left out the olives and instead of using a whole tomato I used a punnet of grape tomatoes cut in half. I put about 3/4s of the punnet in the mince/ground beef mix and the rest on top before I put it in the oven as I'm not a fan of fresh tomato. Also drizzled some salsa over the top. I put some of the shallots/green onions in the mince/ground beef mix as well as some frozen vege's I had in the fridge. Next time I'll use more taco seasoning and get a bit more salsa. I uploaded a picture to the album of my end result."