Taco Bake Casserole


  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (10 ounce) can refried beans(Optional)
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives(Optional)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 15taco shells, broken up, or more to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.


  • Step 2

    Cook ground beef and onions in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned, 7 to 10 minutes; drain grease. Stir in water and taco seasoning; cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add refried beans, salsa, olives, and green chiles. Cook and stir over low heat until ingredients are warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Place half of the taco shells in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour in half of the ground beef mixture; sprinkle with half of the Cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining taco shells, ground beef mixture, and Cheddar cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

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