Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican dishes worldwide, and for good reason – they’re versatile, delicious, and easy to make. This recipe for a taco casserole takes the classic taco and transforms it into a layered casserole that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. With layers of ground beef, cheese, and a fresh tomato mixture, this taco casserole is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering or dinner party.
- 12-13 soft flour 6-inch tortillas
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 packets of taco seasoning
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup diced green onion
- 1/4 cup chopped jalapenos (optional)
- Kosher salt to taste
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 3 cups taco cheese or shredded Mexican cheese
- 1.5 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning
- Sour cream for garnish
- Diced green onions for garnish
- Prepare the Fresh Tomato Mixture
In a small bowl, combine the diced red onions, green onions, jalapenos, and diced tomatoes. Add salt to taste and set the mixture aside.
- Brown the Ground Beef
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and discard any excess grease. Add the taco seasoning and stir to combine.
- Prepare the Cheese Sauce
In a medium saucepan, bring the heavy cream and butter to a boil while stirring. Once the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and add 2 cups of cheese. Add the Cajun seasoning and keep the cheese sauce warm.
- Assemble the Casserole
Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, layer 4 tortillas on the bottom of the dish. Add a layer of ground beef, followed by a layer of the fresh tomato mixture, and then a layer of the cheese sauce. Repeat this layering process up to three times, ending with a layer of cheese sauce.
- Bake and Serve
Top the casserole with one cup of cheese and bake for 20 minutes covered, then remove the cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and diced green onions.
This taco casserole is a delicious twist on traditional tacos and is perfect for feeding a crowd. With layers of seasoned ground beef, fresh tomato mixture, and creamy cheese sauce, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. The best part is that it’s easy to customize by adding your favorite toppings, such as avocado, black beans, or cilantro. So, gather your friends