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Taco Casserole

This is a super easy casserole thats even better than taco night – prepare ingredients, layer in casserole dish, bake and serve! Add ground Portuguese sausage to the ground beef mixture for and added island touch!
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 1003 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 lb. Portuguese sausage
  • 1 1/2 lb. chicken or turkey*
  • 16 oz. can diced tomatoes drained
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. container cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 lb. Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 11-12 oz. bag tortilla chips crushed
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large skillet over medium heat; brown beef; drain well.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer 5-6 minutes; remove from heat.
  • In a mixing bowl; combine egg and cottage cheese.
  • Stir into beef mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • Spread half of beef mixture into bottom of pan.
  • Top with half of jack cheese and half of chips.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Allow to sit 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serves 10-12.


ground Portuguese sausage added in with ground beef is delicious


Calories: 1003kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 57gFat: 72gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1770mgPotassium: 792mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1551IUVitamin B1: 0.2mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 695mgIron: 5mg
Keyword taco, casserole, taco casserole, carrerole dish, portuguese sausage, ground beef, turkey
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