Taco Casserole With Ground Beef

Taco Casserole

Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
465 Calories
24g Fat
28g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 465
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 964mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spicy and flavorful ground beef casserole is made with a nicely seasoned filling, a crunchy corn chip topping, and a generous amount of shredded cheese. This is an easy recipe to follow and it makes a delicious everyday family dinner.

You can vary the toppings, as well. Try it with sliced green onions and cilantro instead of chopped onions and lettuce.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce

  • 1/2 cup taco sauce

  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 6 ounces corn chips, slightly crumbled

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. 

  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, and Tabasco. Add the taco sauce and tomato sauce. Taste and add salt, as needed. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes.

  4. Put half of the ground beef mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with about half of the crumbled corn chips or taco chips. Add remaining ground beef mixture, a layer of chopped tomato, onion, chopped lettuce, and the shredded cheese. Sprinkle the remaining corn chips over the top.

  5. Bake the casserole for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and cheese is melted.

  6. Serve and enjoy!