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Beef and Cheese Casserole Recipe

When it comes to family-pleasing casseroles, this dish can't miss! The taco flavor, ground beef and Mexican cheese ensure satisfied smiles.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, water, rice, soups and chilies. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Reviews for Beef and Cheese Casserole

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chris28304 User ID: 2137086 131381
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"I didn't think that this was anything special. I made it as directed with the exception of using two packets of taco seasoning which I'm glad I did otherwise this would have been very bland. I do think that this would make a good stuffing for burritos if you added additional toppings like you would tacos."

jaybabe_123 User ID: 5537162 155651
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Great in a pinch, but the overly simplistic flavors are ones that my family would tire of quickly if I made this too often."

RIDiverGirl User ID: 5086858 130347
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Really delictious. Next time I'll add a little more taco seasoning, but that's just my preference - it's excellent the way it is. I passed on this recipe and the woman who made it raved about it, too! Thanks so much!"

lydiawoz User ID: 1016707 64125
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"This is my new, favorite casserole! Super easy to make, inexpensive, but most of all delicious. I think it would be equally good as a filling for soft tacos. This one's a keeper!"

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 150908
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"Loved it! Kept going back for more. Gave this recipe to a friend. His child, who is normally a picky eater, had 3 helpings."

RLMulligan User ID: 5569911 150906
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"It was quick and easy but next time I'll add a little more taco seasoning."

jen e User ID: 1195560 147338
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"This was a very good recipe. Everyone loved it. It was nice and creamy."

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