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Beef and Cheese Casserole

When it comes to family-pleasing casseroles, this dish can't miss! The taco flavor, ground beef and Mexican cheese ensure satisfied smiles.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, water, rice, soups and chilies. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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  • chris28304
    Apr 19, 2014

    I didn't think that this was anything special. I made it as directed with the exception of using two packets of taco seasoning which I'm glad I did otherwise this would have been very bland. I do think that this would make a good stuffing for burritos if you added additional toppings like you would tacos.

  • jaybabe_123
    Oct 15, 2013

    Great in a pinch, but the overly simplistic flavors are ones that my family would tire of quickly if I made this too often.

  • RIDiverGirl
    Oct 14, 2013

    Really delictious. Next time I'll add a little more taco seasoning, but that's just my preference - it's excellent the way it is. I passed on this recipe and the woman who made it raved about it, too! Thanks so much!

  • lydiawoz
    Jun 26, 2013

    This is my new, favorite casserole! Super easy to make, inexpensive, but most of all delicious. I think it would be equally good as a filling for soft tacos. This one's a keeper!

  • obsessedwithfood
    May 18, 2012

    Loved it! Kept going back for more. Gave this recipe to a friend. His child, who is normally a picky eater, had 3 helpings.

  • RLMulligan
    Nov 20, 2010

    It was quick and easy but next time I'll add a little more taco seasoning.

  • jen e
    Jan 22, 2010

    This was a very good recipe. Everyone loved it. It was nice and creamy.