Taco Casserole

Last night we had tacos and I have a lot of meat left over.  I am going to repurpose the taco meat into a casserole and it will be the perfect fall food.  We will be eating this as we watch Wisconsin beat Nebraska!!  (Hopefully)  My husband is a big Nebraska fan, and I grew up a Wisconsin fan.  Here is to a great time at my house tonight. 

Taco Casserole
  • 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) can sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips, coarsely crushed or chopped


  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

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    1 comment:

    1. I love that you didn't toss the extra meat! How did the game turn out? I know I should already know the answer to that question, but I'm not a huge football fan. Terrible, right? THanks for linking to Stir, Stitch and Straighten. i'm Stumbling and Pinning!