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

  2. 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

  3. I love the Asian Spice by McCormick.

  4. Logan Odom says:

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. jenn giannetto says:

    i love curry!

  9. We like their grilling seasonings too.

  10. Patty White says:

    I love their paprika!!

  11. I like the cinnamon sugar

  12. Looks good!

  13. Andrea D. says:

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

  14. kenny hall says:

    garlic salt and oregano are my favorites!

  15. garlic salt!

  16. My favorite is ground cumin!

  17. Brandy Fisk says:

    Pumpkin pie spice!

  18. Danielle Porter says:

    I like their italian herbs seasoning!

  19. cinnamon :)

  20. Samantha L. says:

    Red pepper flakes are my fav!

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

  22. Lilith Katz says:

    Love their italian seasoning and their curry

  23. Sara Filler says:

    chili seasoning

  24. Curry

  25. Love Curry!

  26. Garlic Powder!

  27. My favorite is their Taco Seasoning Mix

  28. I really like their garlic powder.

  29. Garlic Powder

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

  31. Garlic Powder

  32. Misty Battle says:

    Lemon Pepper and Chili Powder are my favorite!

  33. The garlic powder, and the grilling seasoning.

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

  35. Danalee Davis says:

    garlic powder

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

  37. I love the cinnamon!

  38. My favorite is garlic powder.

  39. Jessica P says:

    Garlic powder! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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

  41. I love poppy seed!

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

  43. 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!

  44. Definitely cinnamon!

  45. The mexican spice!

  46. 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.

  47. Pam OLeary says:

    Lawrys seasoned salt

  48. Sherry Jones says:

    lemon pepper

  49. I like the garlic powder.

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

  51. Roasted cumin

  52. This looks really delicious! Love McCormick Cinnamon!

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

  54. Garlic Powder

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

  56. Taco Seasoning or Chili Powder!

  57. Alison Lechowicz says:


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

  59. Melissa Sparks says:

    Love the taco seasoning, MY all time fav!

  60. Cumin!

  61. garlic powder! thanks!

  62. 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.

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

  64. golden storm says:

    I like their chicken seasoning

  65. Susan Christy says:

    Garlic powder – I use a lot of this one!

  66. I use Oregano

  67. Diane Cooper says:

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

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

  69. 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!

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

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

  72. Desiree H says:

    Paprika ! Great for deviled eggs and egg salad!!

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

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

  75. Jara Christensen says:

    I love the garlic powder!!

  76. I always use Italian seasoning

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

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

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

  80. I love their Italian seasoning!

  81. Natalie yeoman says:

    I really like their chili pepper

  82. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite is cinnamon.

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

  84. I use cumin a lot

  85. Michelle jacobs says:

    I couldn’t live without my cinnamon!

  86. Sam Stamp says:

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

  87. I love McCormicks Minced Garlic

  88. Molasses Bacon! Yum!

  89. Sarah Cool says:

    i love the perfect pinch italian seasoning!

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

  91. Sindy Murray says:

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

  92. Joan Kubes says:

    My favorite is garlic powder.

  93. Angie Bailey says:

    I love cooking with Garlic Powder. (Angie PreciselyMine)

  94. Leah Shumack says:

    I love their mild chili!

  95. Shea Balentine says:

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

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

  97. 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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