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Taco Casserole

This Taco Casserole Recipe is a family favorite dinner that never gets old. A super simple Mexican casserole filled with ground beef, corn, tortillas and cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword caserole recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 619kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (93/7)
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn cut from
  • 4.5 oz mild green chiles (1 small can)
  • 1 oz taco seasoning 1 packet, about 2 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 flour tortillas use the medium fajita size
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz mild red enchilada sauce 1 small can
  • any desired toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, sour cream, chips, cilantro, onion, etc..

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef and break apart as it cooks. Optional step: Drain meat if desired and place back into hot pan. Add in corn, green chiles, taco seasoning and water. Stir and bring to boil. After about 3 minutes, water should have mostly evaporated and you should be left with a moist meat filling.
  • Lightly spray a 11x7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread about 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce in the bottom of the pan. Place two whole tortillas in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese onto the tortillas. Add the rice, the entire meat mixture and top with 1 cup grated cheese. Pour over half of the remaining enchilada sauce. Top with two tortillas, tucking in the edges. Top with remaining sauce and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Optional step: remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes to brown the top (or just broil for 2-3 minutes). Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Serve with any desired toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, sour cream, chips, cilantro, onion, etc..

Nutrition

Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 4mg