Easy Taco Casserole
This Easy Taco Casserole is made with 3 layers of corn tortillas, ground beef, corn, black beans, the best taco seasoning and lots of melted cheese!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- cooking spray
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
- 1 poblano pepper diced
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (or store-bought)
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-ounce can whole kernel yellow corn, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (about the juice of 1 lime)
- 12 corn tortillas
- 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- chopped cilantro, cilantro and sour cream, for topping
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 3-quart 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and cut 9 of the corn tortillas in half. Set aside.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, onions and poblanos. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the ground beef and break up the meat into smaller chunks using a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is completely browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add taco seasoning, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and lime juice. Stir until fully combined, taste and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
Assemble the casserole by placing 6 tortilla halves and 1 whole tortilla in the baking dish so that the bottom is completely covered. Top with 1/3 of the meat mixture and 1/3 of the shredded cheese. Repeat and make 2 more layers.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese is completely melted. Garnish tomatoes, cilantro and serve with sour cream.
To store: Cover baking dish with plastic wrap or place leftovers in an airtight storage container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To freeze: Let casserole cool completely. Transfer leftovers to an airtight freezer-safe storage container and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
Easy Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 17.3mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Serving: 1/8th recipe | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 460mg | Iron: 3.4mg