Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

A delicious Taco Casserole that's easy enough for a weeknight meal and super tasty! Corn tortillas layered with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, and Monterey Jack cheese. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Tempie


  • 1 tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 1 lb . lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium white onion , diced
  • 1 tbsp . chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can of refried beans (recommended brand:
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (about an 8 oz.block of cheese)


  • shredded lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until completely browned, breaking up the meat with a spatula or spoon as it browns.
  • Reduce heat to medium. If using beef with a higher fat content, drain all but 1 tbsp of grease from the pan. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt and stir to coat the mixture. Stir in the refried beans and 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • In the bottom of the baking dish, spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce into a plate with high sides or shallow bowl. Dip two tortillas into sauce and place side by side into baking dish. Top each tortilla with about 1/2 cup of meat mixture and 1/3 cup of cheese; repeat process 2 more times.
  • Bake casserole until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Garnish with shredded lettuce and Pico de Gallo .


It's possible you might have a little bit of the meat mixture left. Use it to top or stuff an omelet in the morning! *If you prefer, you could make this with ground chicken or turkey. I just wouldn't recommend using ground chicken breast or turkey breast for this dish.