Taco Casserole

This taco dish is a great way to use some of your fresh grown vegetables, tacos with a twist!

Use fresh vegetables right from your garden or your local farmer’s market.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package of tortilla chips, white or yellow, broken, divided in half
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided in half
  • Your choice of fresh vegetable to top: lettuce or spinach, chopped tomatoes, and diced up green onions
  • sour cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Cook ground beef until browned. Drain and sir in taco sauce, water, diced chilies, and taco seasoning. Cook and stir for about 4 minutes, until hot through.

Spread out half of the broken tortilla chips on the bottom of the baking dish, cover with half of the meat mixture, and sprinkle on 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dish hot through. Garnish with lettuce or spinach, chopped tomatoes, and green onions. Sour cream on the side is optional.

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