Quick and easy taco entree for a last minute meal. Top with chopped tomato, onion, and lettuce if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir salsa, onion, mayonnaise, chili powder, and cumin into the beef. Remove from heat.

  • Spread about half the ground beef mixture into the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. Spread about half the tortilla chips in a layer atop the beef mixture. Layer about half of each of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses over the tortilla chip layer. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with Monterey Jack cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted in the middle, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 24g 48% DV; carbohydrates 12.2g 4% DV; fat 38g 59% DV; cholesterol 89.5mg 30% DV; sodium 689.7mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2012
When I make this casserole, I use sour cream instead of mayonnaise and crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos. If you don't have the individual spices, taco seasoning works out great. I like to serve this with little bowls of chopped sides, like tomatoes, black olives, shredded lettuce, homemade salsa........ Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2013
This was okay. It is better if you add sour cream at the table. The texture was a bit thick and tacky. I didn't like the flavour very much. But to be fair I don't like the flavour of taco meat (when I make tacos I don't add seasoning to the meat) so I'm a bit biased. The tortilla chips layered in were yummy. Read More
(3)
183 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2012
When I make this casserole, I use sour cream instead of mayonnaise and crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos. If you don't have the individual spices, taco seasoning works out great. I like to serve this with little bowls of chopped sides, like tomatoes, black olives, shredded lettuce, homemade salsa........ Read More
(351)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2012
I replaced the mayo with 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt; the chili power and cumin with canned taco seasoning, taco sauce for the salsa, 1/2 pound ground beef in place of a pound, and used a mix of shredded "Mexican" cheese. Slightly sauteed the onion when the beef was almost done, and added a can of nonfat refried beans to the sauce mixture. We ate with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sliced jalapeños on top. It was yummy and pretty healthy (tortilla chips aside). Thanks for sharing! Read More
(155)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
Made this for dinner last night and it was quite yummy! Used sour cream instead of mayo, and cayenne pepper in place of the cumin and chili powder. Pretty spicy but yummy and quick to put together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
Easy Taco Casserole Haiku: "Totally easy. Swapped sour cream for mayo. Served with lots of 'stuff.'" I don't think I wouldn't liked this nearly as much w/ mayo, so I used sour cream, along w/ a Mexi-blend of cheese, rather than the 2 different types called for. One bite of it by itself was "mmm tasty", but eating w/ cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, and extra hot sauce? Taco-transcendent! Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2014
Made the recipe as written to see if I would have preferred it with sour cream, which I normally used, and I liked the creaminess better with the mayo. Excellent dish! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2013
I thought I would try this recipe since it seemed an easy weeknight dinner. I followed the original recipe only adding sour cream on the side when served. My husband LOVED it! I enjoyed it as well and our 20 month old son gobbled it up! Definitely going to save this one in my 'favorites' folder to make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2012
This recipe was easy and delicious. Like other reviewers I used about 3 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning I from this site (minus the salt) instead of the chili powder and cumin to give it a little more flavor and heat. I also used a light sour cream instead of mayonnaise and pepper jack cheese for the monterey Jack Cheese. I forgot to cover it in foil and the cheese on top got a little overdone. Next time i will cover it in foil until the last 10 minutes or so. I served it with cornbread and it was delicious. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
Husband loved it! I USED mayo; thought it gave extra flavor. No cumin, just chili powder. 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, a 15 oz. jar of mild salsa, cup of diced onion, and BBQ corn chips. It was quick and wonderful! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2014
This recipe had my kids asking for more! I told myself that I would faithfully follow the recipe, then hedged a bit on the chili powder because I thought it might be too spicy and put in just over 1 tbsp. I used mayo, even though I thought it sounded a little funny, but it turned out great. I think I could have easily used the full allotment of chili powder because it was not spicy. The mayo mixed with the other ingredients (I used Pace mild salsa) turned out to be a really nice tasting dish. The chips on top stayed crunchy. The cheese on top got really browned and crispy. I added some more cheese when I took it out of the oven so that I had some oooey gooey cheese. I served it with sour cream and everyone liked it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2013
This was okay. It is better if you add sour cream at the table. The texture was a bit thick and tacky. I didn't like the flavour very much. But to be fair I don't like the flavour of taco meat (when I make tacos I don't add seasoning to the meat) so I'm a bit biased. The tortilla chips layered in were yummy. Read More
(3)
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