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Simple Taco Casserole

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings 1x


This Simple Taco Casserole is so, so good! Starts with seasoned ground beef, beans, cheese and topped off with your favorite toppings. Perfect for a quick, simple and delicious weeknight meal. 


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 (1.25-ounce) packages taco seasoning mix
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 can (15-oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) Ranch Style beans
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips


  • Sliced green leaf lettuce
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped green onion
  • Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced avocado or guacamole


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, drain.
  3. Add seasoning mix, 1½ cups water, both cans of beans and cook over medium-low heat until most of liquid has evaporated, approximately 10 minutes. Spoon into prepared dish. Top with cheese.
  4. Bake until bubbly and the cheese melts, approximately 10 minutes. Top with crushed tortilla chips and desired toppings.
  • Category: Main Dishes