Taco Casserole Recipe ~ Easy and Thrifty!

Hi everyone!

If you are a friend of mine on Facebook you already know that I  post “What’s for dinner” each night at 4:30 (EST) and ask everyone else what they are having. I love to hear what other people have on the menu for that night because it gives me ideas. After awhile, don’t we all get stumped on what to fix for dinner?

With all the fresh veggies coming in, I thought I would share a pretty quick and yummy dish, Taco Casserole.

taco casserole recipe @ TTG

To make this I just fry ground burger, add taco seasonings and taco sauce and some red beans. Super easy! This is one of those things that I try to make a double batch of so I can freeze some for a quick dinner at a later date.

In a baking dish, I make up a quick biscuit dough. I use Bisquik of some similar product. Stretch out the dough to cover the bottom of the dish.

Then I added on top of the dough:

  • The beans, burger, seasoning mix. Spread evenly
  • spread a mixture of sour cream & mayo over that (I generally do 1/2 cup of each for a 9 x 13 dish)
  • Spread a can of refried beans
  • coat the above layer with taco sauce (you could use salsa if you want)
  • Cover with shredded cheese

Bake in a 375 oven for about 17-20 minutes.

Taco CasseroleRecipe @ TTG

Let cool for about 10 minutes and then top with:

  • Chopped onions
  • chopped bell peppers
  • chopped tomatoes
  • and shredded lettuce

If I have black olives, jalapenos, and even some fresh corn I will add them as well to the top.

Then serve!

This is a huge favorite of ours. And it even heats up nicely the next day for lunch. And you can use up leftover meats in this casserole. I have used leftover chicken and just shredded it up. And even leftover pork. And this dish could easily be made up without any meat. Lots of beans would be fine.

This is also great to use up that last half of a green pepper or the small amount of lettuce you have that isn’t enough for a salad.

A yummy and thrifty dinner!

Taco Casserole Recipe @ TTG


  1. Ohhh, this looks yummy! Wish my husband would eat these ingredients. He's not one to eat the beans and salsa dishes. I love them though. I am tempted to make it and let him eat a sandwich! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh this looks great! I'm a huge taco fan.

  3. Uhm, lost my comment ... I'd totally make this w. ground turkey, but my husband is anti-tomatoes as is my kiddo, so I'd eat the whole thing!! Looks good, though!

  4. This sounds fabulous. I need to make this one for sure.

  5. Oh I will be making this for sure. Maybe with black beans and no meat~yummy~

  6. This looks fabulous! You have me hungry for tacos now!

  7. Ooh...love me some taco's! This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Yummy, gotta try this quick easy recipe for those long creative days!


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