Taco Casserole

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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped red onion or yellow onion

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 1/4 lbs. lean ground beef

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder*

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1/4 cup water or chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese**

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese

  • 15 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into halves

  • Taco toppings (optional, see notes)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, saute 4 minutes. Scoot to the far side.

  • Crumble in beef, season with salt and pepper. Let brown on bottom, then break up beef and continue to cook until browned. Drain fat.

  • Add garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook 1 minute longer.

  • Stir in black beans, tomatoes, corn, water, lime juice, and cilantro and remove from heat.

  • To assemble casserole, layer 10 tortilla halves along bottom of baking dish, work to cover whole bottom surface as best possible.

  • Spoon and spread 1/3 of the beef mixture over tortilla layer.

  • Toss cheeses together and spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over beef layer.

  • Repeat this layering process with tortillas, beef filling and cheese two more times.

  • Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes.

  • Finish with optional toppings then cut into slices. Serve warm with lime wedges if desired.


  • *If you’d like to make it spicy add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (and more to taste) along with the chili powder. Or dice 1 – 2 a jalapeños and add along with the bell pepper.

  • **For a quicker option you could use 4 cups pre-shredded Mexican blend cheese.

Taco ToppingsThese are optional but do add some delicious flavor if you’d like to add a few.

  • Mexican hot sauce (such as Cholula or Tapatio)

  • Sour cream

  • Avocado

  • Tomatoes

  • Jalapeños

  • Onions

  • Radishes

  • Cilantro or lettuce

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