Taco Casserole Recipe

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Taco Casserole is a ground beef recipe that makes a delicious family meal. It is easy to make with McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix.

Taco Casserole Recipe

One of my weekly dilemmas is what to make for dinner. I think family meals are important but I am not always the best at planning ahead. I try to keep the basics on hand like meat and spices but it is the fresh ingredients that I need to buy. Luckily, we have a small grocery store in town that I can stop at to pick up last minute ingredients for easy homemade meals. Last week, one of the meals we had was a Taco Casserole made with ground beef and McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix using the recipe I found at McCormick.com. It was so delicious and really easy to make.

McCormick Taco Seasoning

Brown ground beef and add McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix. I have always used this taco seasoning and it is what my mom always used when I was growing up. McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix is the perfect blend of spices for a flavorful meal!

Taco Casserole IngredientsAdd one can of tomato paste, drained and rinsed black beans (The recipe calls for pinto beans but I used black beans instead.) and drained Mexican-style corn.

Taco Casserole SimmerBring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Tortilla ChipsSpoon into a baking dish, top with shredded cheese and coarsely chopped tortilla chips. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 400 degrees until cheese is melted.

Taco Casserole ToppingsWhile the casserole is baking, chop green onions, tomato, avocado and cilantro.

Taco Salad RecipeRemove casserole from the oven. Before serving, top the casserole with the tomatoes, green onion, cilantro and avocado. Serve with additional tortilla chips and sour cream.

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Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole Recipe

Recipe via McCormick


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 package McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexican-style corn, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in Seasoning Mix, beans, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and tortilla chips.
  3. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.

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  1. I love their Steak Seasoning! It used to be called Broil Steak but I think it’s just called Steak Seasoning now.

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  2. The Mexican Spice is my favorite, it’s just hard to find in the stores here.

  3. Shea Balentine says:

    I love their Italian Seasoning… Works great on so many things

  4. Leah Shumack says:

    I love their mild chili!

  5. Angie Bailey says:

    I love cooking with Garlic Powder. (Angie PreciselyMine)

  6. Joan Kubes says:

    My favorite is garlic powder.

  7. Sindy Murray says:

    so many but the ones I just more often are cumin,nutmeg,cinnamon.paprika!

  8. I have two favorite spices Curry and Lemon Pepper.

  9. Sarah Cool says:

    i love the perfect pinch italian seasoning!

  10. Molasses Bacon! Yum!

  11. I love McCormicks Minced Garlic

  12. Sam Stamp says:

    My boyfriend & I love their Pot Roast Bag n’ Season though their grill seasonings are very good too!

  13. Michelle jacobs says:

    I couldn’t live without my cinnamon!

  14. I use cumin a lot

  15. My favorite McCormick spice is Cinnamon; I use it in coffee and desserts.

  16. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite is cinnamon.

  17. Natalie yeoman says:

    I really like their chili pepper

  18. I love their Italian seasoning!

  19. Mmm! I love and use so many! Love the garlic salt (like everyone else). Also really love me some basil and fennel!

  20. I like the chili powder and the garlic powder. thanks

  21. not in the picture but its the salad supreme one..we go through it sooo fast. next the garlic!

  22. I always use Italian seasoning

  23. Jara Christensen says:

    I love the garlic powder!!

  24. Mexican spice b/c my husband and I have nacho/taco night challenges to see who can beat the other.

  25. Garlic powder is probably my all time favorite spice I pretty use it in everything!

  26. Desiree H says:

    Paprika ! Great for deviled eggs and egg salad!!

  27. I really like the Garlic Bread Sprinkle. I like to make my own garlic bread because it’s healthier than the frozen stuff!

  28. I love using all kinds of spices when cooking I tend to use minced onions,garlic,lemon seasoning and basil the most

  29. sara jackson says:

    Oh man i love the pot roast mix for the slow cooker, and uh every other spice in my cabinet is basically theirs too!

  30. Perfect Pinch Lemon Pepper. I use it on chicken ALL the time!

  31. Diane Cooper says:

    My favorite McCormick spice is garlic powder – I use it more than any other spice.

  32. I use Oregano

  33. Susan Christy says:

    Garlic powder – I use a lot of this one!

  34. golden storm says:

    I like their chicken seasoning

  35. I really do not have a favorite. I love so many different spices.

  36. I love McCormick’s grill seasonings, garlic, cinnamon, and I could go on and on. I haven’t found a McCormick spice yet that my family doesn’t like.

  37. garlic powder! thanks!

  38. Cumin!

  39. Melissa Sparks says:

    Love the taco seasoning, MY all time fav!

  40. I like the pumpkin pie spice and the mexican seasonings the best, but really, which McCormick spice DON’T I like?!?

  41. Alison Lechowicz says:


  42. Taco Seasoning or Chili Powder!

  43. We love all of them, We don’t cook a meal without using at least one seasoning from McCormick..

  44. Garlic Powder

  45. Our best loved spice is lemon pepper. No one does it like McCormack

  46. This looks really delicious! Love McCormick Cinnamon!

  47. Roasted cumin

  48. Garlic salt. I use it all the time.

  49. I like the garlic powder.

  50. Sherry Jones says:

    lemon pepper

  51. Pam OLeary says:

    Lawrys seasoned salt

  52. I love, love, love their Recipe Inspirations Quesadilla Casserole! It’s delicious and easy to adapt for vegetarians with some extra beans, fake ground beef, or TVP.

  53. The mexican spice!

  54. Definitely cinnamon!

  55. Anna Bennett says:

    I love Tacos & your Taco Salad looks really good,but can it be done with out the avocado?
    Reason I ask is because my family & I don’t like avocados.

    • Hi Anna,
      Most definately! The McCormick recipe doesn’t call for them. My family didn’t finish all of the casserole the night that I made it so I froze the leftovers (after removing the chips and fresh toppings). Yesterday I put the leftovers in the Crock-Pot and added some cheese sauce and served it as a chip dip. My guests loved it!

  56. I use lots of garlic powder and lemon pepper!

  57. I love poppy seed!

  58. I couldn’t live a day without salt and pepper, but as far as spices go I love warm spices like clove.

  59. Jessica P says:
  60. My favorite is garlic powder.

  61. I love the cinnamon!

  62. Oregano, I use it a lot in my cooking.

  63. Danalee Davis says:

    garlic powder

  64. I love the Perfect Pinch for chicken! It has the spices I love to use when I grill chicken, all in one bottle! Perfect!

  65. The garlic powder, and the grilling seasoning.

  66. Misty Battle says:

    Lemon Pepper and Chili Powder are my favorite!

  67. Garlic Powder

  68. My favorite McCormick seasoning is their black pepper, followed by their garlic powder.

  69. Garlic Powder

  70. I really like their garlic powder.

  71. My favorite is their Taco Seasoning Mix

  72. Garlic Powder!

  73. Love Curry!

  74. Curry

  75. Sara Filler says:

    chili seasoning

  76. Lilith Katz says:

    Love their italian seasoning and their curry

  77. Mine is Lemon Pepper. I use it all the time especially in meats and salads

  78. Samantha L. says:

    Red pepper flakes are my fav!

  79. cinnamon :)

  80. Danielle Porter says:

    I like their italian herbs seasoning!

  81. Brandy Fisk says:

    Pumpkin pie spice!

  82. My favorite is ground cumin!

  83. garlic salt!

  84. kenny hall says:

    garlic salt and oregano are my favorites!

  85. Andrea D. says:

    I love the pasta sprinkle and the Italian herbs. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  86. Looks good!

  87. I like the cinnamon sugar

  88. Patty White says:

    I love their paprika!!

  89. We like their grilling seasonings too.

  90. jenn giannetto says:

    i love curry!

  91. Marsha M. SOCAL says:

    I like the grill seasonings that McCormick. We do a lot of grilling, and their seasonings have everything all in one jar.

  92. Norma Jean says:

    This was always a favorite when my children were growing up. Over the years since they have left home, I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I make mine with the same seasoning packet, but always used Fritos for the chips. I will definitely reintroduce this easy dish into my rotation! Thanks!

  93. My favorite spice is lemon pepper, I use it quite often!

  94. Logan Odom says:

    My favorite spice is Lemon Pepper! I use it all the time when we bake or grill chicken.

  95. I love the Asian Spice by McCormick.

  96. ColleenB. says:

    Oh, that Taco salad looks so good. A perfect dish to make with a family gathering that is coming up. Thank you.
    Favorite spice….oh, my I have many but guess I would have to say cinnamon as I use lots of it in my baking but I also use lots of those Taco seasoning packets.
    Thank you for this opportunity

  97. Hmm, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, clove, chili powder. All the ones I use in my chili!

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