Taco Casserole




Taco Casserole

1 pound of ground beef

1 standard size package taco seasoning

1 15 oz can refried beans

2 cups grated cheese divided (Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Mexican Blend)

1 cup mild salsa

2 cups Fritos Corn Chips lightly crushed


1 cup sour cream

Blue food coloring

1 cup sliced black olives

1 cup cut tomatoes

1 cup Fritos chips shredded cheese could also be used for this

1 cup shredded lettuce


Taco Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cook ground beef until browned and fully cooked. Add taco seasoning according to the directions on the package.
  3. While ground beef is cooking, place crushed Fritos into the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Cook refried beans, combined with salsa and 1 cup of the cheese, until hot. This can be done on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  5. Spread bean mixture over the Fritos in the baking pan.
  6. Spread ground beef mixture over the beans.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over the beef mixture.
  8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes as all ingredients are already cooked and hot, you are primarily just melting your cheese.
  9. Remove from oven and serve with assorted toppings


  1. Tint sour cream with blue food coloring until desired color is reached. Place sour cream, along with other ingredients, into individual round ramekins. 1 cup / 4″ round sized ramekins work perfectly. Arrange toppings with the blue sour cream, black olives and red tomatoes on top, and the yellow corn chips (or cheese) and green lettuce on the bottom for serving.