Our Favorite Taco Casserole Recipe

This taco casserole was from an old worn-out and stained recipe card that was Grandma Cottages. She loved this dish and made it often in my childhood. She had six children and many grandchildren and made meals that went a long way for this large family. This recipe fits the bill. Our family loved Mexican food being raised in Southern California so this one was, needless to say, was a huge hit with our clan. It is full of flavor and texture and can be made to your family’s tastes by changing up the amount of chili powder and what kind of salsa you use. This way if you have people with sensitive stomachs or small children you can make it not spicy. Give it a try for your own crew and let us know what you think!
 
 
 
Taco Casserole Recipe pin | Photo of a serving of taco casserole on a plate

 

How Do I Use Broken Tortillas?

 

This recipe is perfect for the use of broken tortilla shells because no one will see them.  Use them freely in the bottom layers of the taco casserole dish and your family won’t know the difference. 

 

How Can I Improve Taco Night?

 

Add this taco casserole recipe to your taco night regulars and you won’t go wrong.  

 

How Do You Eat Corn Tortillas?

 

You can use them for tacos, fajitas, taquitos, enchiladas, carne asada, tostadas, quesodillas, for egg tacos and so much more.  

 

Why Do My Corn Tortillas Crack?

 

The main reason that corn tortillas crack is that they are not warmed enough and are too dry. Wrap them in foil and put them in the oven until warm or cook them in hot oil.  You will have delicious corn tortillas in no time. 

 

Can I Eat Corn Tortillas Raw?

 

You can… but we don’t think that you will enjoy them.  You are much better off eating corn tortillas properly cooked.

 

How Do You Tell If Corn Tortillas Are Bad?

 

You will notice that they get drier, harden, and fall apart.  A stiff dry tortilla is a bad tortilla and you don’t want to use that for your taco or enchilada recipe. 

 

Do Tortillas Go In The Fridge?

 

You may not have noticed but in very fine print on your corn tortilla package, it will say store in the refrigerator.  This keeps them fresh longer. Just make sure you keep the package sealed. 

 

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Taco Casserole Recipe

 

Ingredients:

12 Corn Tortillas fried flat but soft
1 Can Pinto Beans (warmed)
1 pound Ground Beef Cooked and Seasoned To Taste with
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Salt
Pepper
Onion Powder
4 Cups of Cheese
 Your Favorite Salsa
 

Directions:

In a pan saute’ your ground been until it is just done. Season the meat well as you are cooking it to allow the flavors to really get into the meat. In a small shallow pan with some oil, cook your corn tortillas until done. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the leftover oil. Get a 9×11 casserole dish and cover the bottom of your casserole dish with cooked tortillas overlapping them slightly to cover all of the bottom. It is okay if they go up the sides a little bit.

Spoon over the tortillas your refried beans in a layer across the pan. Follow with your browned ground beef. Add cheese and salsa. Next, add another layer of tortillas. Repeat until you run out of tortillas. Spoon on top meat salsa and bean mixture and cover with cheese. Bake at 350  degrees F. until cheese is melted and serve hot.

Can serve with a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of guacamole with a garden salad.
 
 
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Our Favorite Taco Casserole Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 12  Corn Tortillas fried flat but still soft soft
  • 1 Can refried beans or Pinto Beans (warmed)
  • 1 pound Ground Beef Cooked and Seasoned To Taste with
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • 4 Cups of Cheese
  • Your Favorite Salsa

Instructions

In a pan saute' your ground been until it is just done. Season the meat well as you are cooking it to allow the flavors to really get into the meat. In a small shallow pan with some oil, cook your corn tortillas until done. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the leftover oil. Get a 9x11 casserole dish and cover the bottom of your casserole dish with cooked tortillas overlapping them slightly to cover all of the bottom. It is okay if they go up the sides a little bit.

Spoon over the tortillas your refried beans in a layer across the pan.
Follow with your browned ground beef.
Add cheese and salsa.
Next add another layer of tortillas. Repeat until you run out of tortillas.
Spoon on top meat salsa and bean mixture and cover with cheese.
Bake at 350  degrees F. until cheese is melted and serve hot.

 

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