Yesterday was national Taco day and I wanted a taco. Well, let’s be honest, I just wanted a taco and it happened to be National Taco day which was a great excuse!
I’ve been wanting to try this very simple casserole that would be family-friendly. Unlike many of my recipes, this does rely on ready-made seasonings and a can (gasp!) but what the heck. It still tasted great! I made this with no chips or taco shells.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 cup refried beans
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 4 campari tomatoes chopped
- Sour cream
- Chopped Onions
- Chopped lettuce
- Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning. Mix well.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees
- Layer taco meat in a pan. I used a glass one because I thought it would be pretty to see the layers. The boys came into the kitchen attracted by the smell and dug into it before I could take a picture so...maybe use whatever you want.
- Empty half a can of the refried beans. Add enough water to liquefy slightly. You want this to be like a thick pancake batter so you can spread it around properly. Once this is done, spread on top of the taco meat.
- Cover mixture with cheese, and chopped tomatoes. My dog loves raw tomatoes so I had to chop an extra one. YMMV.
- Bake in oven for 20 mins or until cheese is melted. If you want the top browned, turn your oven to broil and have at it. My kids were too hungry to wait.
- Serve with garnishes on the side and let each diner pick their toppings.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.