Taco Casserole

I love tacos, but they can be a bit hard for kids to eat, particularly 2-year-olds. I came up with this casserole, so we could have the taste of tacos, without my youngest ending up with a lap full of food.

Taco Casserole

In a skillet, brown:

  • 1/2 – 1 lb ground beef (or turkey in our house)
  • 1/2 chopped onion

In a strainer, drain and rinse:

  • 8 ounces corn
  • 8 ounces black beans
  • 14.5 ounces garlic, fire-roasted diced tomatoes

Add the corn, beans and tomatoes to the beef and onion. Stir in:

  • 1/4 C taco seasoning
  • 1/2 C water

Let this mixture simmer together on low for about 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, use a fork or whisk to combine:

  • 1 C baking mix (like Bisquick)
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 egg

Pour the meat mixture into a 2 quart baking dish.

Taco Casserole

Top with 1 C grated cheddar cheese.

Taco Casserole

Pour the biscuit mixture on top.

Taco Casserole

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Taco Casserole

I topped mine with sour cream, avacados and red peppers. Had I made this for a different group, I would have added the red peppers in with the meat. But since I’m the only one in my family who likes red peppers, I just put them on top.

Taco Casserole

3 Responses to “Taco Casserole”

  1. July 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Oh my!! This brought back a flood of childhood memories. My mom used to make “Taco Casserole”. It was a boxed dinner, much like hamburger helper – I forgot who made it back in the day, but it was my favorite! I believe it came with a spice packet, and a bag of mini-sized triangle tortilla chips. You mixed the chips in with 1 pound cooked ground beef seasoned with the spice packet, and baked that in the oven. The tips of the chips that were sticking out of the casserole got brown and crunchy! Ohhh the memories. I love yours with the addition of the black beans, tomatoes, and corn! The biscuit mix on top reminds me more of what a casserole should be! I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Tina Arrington
    September 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I make something very similar but put corn bread batter over the top instead. It’s very good!

  3. March 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Yum! I love tacos & make them at least once a week but am always looking for a variation…this will be perfect!