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Weeknight Taco Bake Casserole

Weeknight Taco Bake Casserole

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This quick and easy taco bake will satisfy even the most picky eaters. You can modify it to add things you love. It’s yummy and so easy to make! Top with tomatoes, lettuce, salsa or whatever you like on your Mexican food.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 32 mins
Total: 52 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 12 servings


cooking spray (such as Pam®)
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup water
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (10 ounce) can refried beans (Optional)
½ cup salsa
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives (Optional)
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
15 taco shells, broken up, or more to taste
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 2
Cook ground beef and onions in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned, 7 to 10 minutes; drain grease. Stir in water and taco seasoning; cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add refried beans, salsa, olives, and green chiles. Cook and stir over low heat until ingredients are warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3
Place half of the taco shells in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour in half of the ground beef mixture; sprinkle with half of the Cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining taco shells, ground beef mixture, and Cheddar cheese.

Step 4
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
360 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 65mg; sodium 790.6mg.

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