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Beef and Potato Nacho Casserole

I created this recipe for my family a few years ago because we all love Mexican-style food. It was an instant success with them - and so easy to prepare for me!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion, divided
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Paprika


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and 1/2 cup onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce and water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the green chilies, beans and potatoes. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and remaining onion; pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 365 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1042mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Pookie72
    Aug 17, 2016

    We liked the idea of this recipe but after trying it, felt like it needed that extra "oomph" On the second occasion I made this, I added 16oz. tomato sauce, 2 pkgs. taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water to the ground beef. I then spread 1 cup of sour cream over ground beef mixture and topped that layer with shredded Mexican cheese blend before adding the soup mixture to the top. This is why I love taste of home so many awesome home cooks and we can build off of each others recipes to make them our own.

  • puzzlemad
    May 10, 2016

    This was just kind of ok to me. It lacked something. Maybe add another package of taco seasoning or something. I added some chili powder to my second helping & some crushed red pepper. It helped a bit but still lacked something. I don't think the potatoes are a good compliment to it. Maybe something crunchy on top like corn chips.

  • Joscy
    Feb 6, 2014

    Saved recipe just today!

  • paul3303
    Sep 16, 2013

    I used salsa instead of tomato sauce and water. I also omitted the green peppers and soup and used Mexican cheese blend . It was a great idea, I just made it my own. Thank you

  • paul3303
    Sep 16, 2013

    I left out tomato sauce and water and used salsa instead. I also left out soup milk and green pepper and used Mexican blend cheese. You had a really great idea and I just made it my own. Thank you.

  • CindyOldham
    Dec 20, 2012

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  • nikschwid
    Dec 2, 2012

    We loved this! The only change we made was to use star tator tots instead of the potatoes. It was not sloppy or a mess and my family of picky eaters loved it.

  • nikschwid
    Dec 2, 2012

    My family loved this! We used star shaped tator tots instead of the frozen potatoes. Otherwise we followed the recipe exactly and it turned out fantastic!

  • zipporahbean
    Oct 1, 2012

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  • carollouie57
    May 27, 2012

    everyone liked this dish