Tex-Mex Pantry Casserole


This casserole uses basic pantry staples for a quick weeknight meal. Garnish with sour cream and sliced avocado.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ½ (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained

  • ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ (5.6 ounce) package Spanish rice mix (such as Knorr®)

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef until browned and crumbly, about 6 minutes. Drain off any grease.

  3. Add butter and onion to the skillet. Saute until onion is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and pour in tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Add broth, corn, black beans, Spanish rice mix, and salsa; mix well.

  4. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the beef mixture into the casserole dish. Top with Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and filling is bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
18g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1776mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 630mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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