Southwestern Taco Casserole Recipe
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Southwestern Taco Casserole Recipe

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When you're bored with traditional tacos, give this filling main dish a try. It puts the same Southwestern taste into a comforting casserole. —Bonnie King, Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 601 calories, 32g fat (17g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 1544mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 40g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in beans.
  2. Spoon meat mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and biscuit mix until moistened. Pour over cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Spread with sour cream. Top with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and olives. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Taco Casserole in The Ultimate Ground Beef Cookbook 2007, p275

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"This is awesome. It deserves 5 star+ I used 13 x 9 pan to hold All ingredients

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Delicious! I added 1/2 large onion and a can of tomatoes. Also used low salt Taco seasoning seasoning. We loved it."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"I loved this recipe. Next time I might add some green chilies in and also like other cooks I will add garlic and onions in the the mixture. I also used ground turkey."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"It looked very nice, was easy so make, but neither my husband nor I could eat it. The "biscuit" topping was way too thick - more like a cornbread. The taco seasoning that come from packet always leaves something to be desired and add blank kidney beans and it is not tasty at all. Perhaps if you like packet seasoning you might like this."

Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"Very easy to make and my family loved it!! Will defiantly make it again!!"

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