This kid-friendly easy beef taco casserole recipe lets you cook up a whole bunch of cheesy tacos all at once. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Hey everyone! These days I am all about celebrating everything that can be celebrated, and guess what is coming up soon? Cinco de Mayo!
I love so many of the delectable flavors of Mexican food (even made in a completely inauthentic Irish girl way, as in this scrumptious and easy beef taco casserole). I can’t believe it was barely two months ago that we were sitting next to this gorgeous beach in Puerto Vallarta with these dear ones.
Happy days like those will come again one day, but until then I am trying to enjoy both the memories and the simple day to day things. I’ve been spending a lot of time in this chair with this blanket and a good book.
…and cooking and baking up all the comfort foods I can think of. In this case, comfort food comes in the form of a warm and wonderful casserole full of beef and cheese and tacos and YUM.
Here’s how you make this easy beef taco casserole!
Start by cooking up some ground beef with some of your favorite salsa – any kind you like and have on hand – and some taco spices.
Take a little more of that salsa and mix it up with some whipped cream cheese, and spread it all over the bottom of a casserole. This is going to let you stick a bunch of crunchy taco shells into the casserole without falling over.
I used a 13 x 9 inch casserole, and used this configuration, but you be you. However you organize your taco shells is going to be A-OK.
Now divide your beef mixture between those shells, and top each one with shredded cheese. Be generous. :)
Pop the casserole in the oven and cook it up until the cheese is nice and melty. The taco shells are going to get nice and soft on the bottom and stay crunchy on the top, which is pretty much the best of both worlds, taco shell-wise.
Scoop out a couple of tacos per person and give them a generous dollop of sour cream and scatter on some scallions. And there you go!
Stay safe and healthy and home. Sending love!Print