Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Taco Casserole

My friend Colleen came to visit Daniel after his birth, and in addition to the sweetest little overalls outfits, she brought a delicious Taco Casserole for us to have to dinner. Since then, every time I refer to her in conversation, my husband always says, "She's the one who brought us that good taco dinner, right?"

It was so delicious, and I couldn't wait until she posted it on her blog so I could cook it again.

I followed the recipe exactly (which she got from Taste and Tell) and heeded her recommendation to add salsa to the beef. Delish!

  • 16 oz. taco sauce
  • 12 ounce can buttermilk biscuits
  • 4-6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can sliced olives, drained
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jar salsa

Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish. Spread taco sauce evenly over bottom of dish.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place biscuit pieces in hot sauce, turn to coat. Sprinkle biscuits with half of the cheese and the olives. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

In a large skillet, combine ground beef, peppers, mushrooms, cumin and chili powder. Cook until ground beef is cooked through and add the jar of salsa.

Sprinkle the ground beef mixture over the baked biscuit mixture. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.


  1. Sounds delicious. I've been making up what I call a taco bake lately too. Yum.

  2. Yay - I am so glad you liked this enough to make it again! Ours was a little dry (hence the salsa rec) so I was worried yours was too! I am glad the salsa worked and will definitely try that next time.

    Too funny about Pat too - I think I need to make something else so as not to be known as "taco girl" lol.

  3. Yum. This looks delicious!

  4. Great looking dish! With fall now here, I'm on the look out for comforting casseroles!

  5. We tried this recipe and love it! Even my 12 year old who won't eat but five things liked it. She did have to ask me what each ingredient was!


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