Taco Beef and Rice Casserole

Here’s the full recipe for Taco Beef and Rice Casserole:


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packets of taco seasoning
  • 2 packets of Spanish rice mix (prepared per package instructions)
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar, Mexican blend, or your favorite type)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or casserole dish.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it’s browned and cooked through. Drain any excess grease from the skillet.
  3. Season the cooked ground beef with taco seasoning. Stir well to ensure the beef is evenly coated with the seasoning.
  4. Prepare the Spanish rice according to the package instructions. You can typically cook it in the same skillet as the ground beef, adding water and simmering until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Once the rice is cooked, add the drained can of corn to the skillet with the ground beef and rice. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Transfer the beef and rice mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the beef and rice mixture. You can use as much cheese as you like, depending on your preference.
  8. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Once the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through, remove it from the oven.
  10. Serve the Taco Beef and Rice Casserole hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, diced tomatoes, avocado, or chopped cilantro, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and hearty Taco Beef and Rice Casserole! It’s a budget-friendly meal that’s perfect for feeding a crowd and makes great leftovers.

Certainly! Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Taco Beef and Rice Casserole:

  1. Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef?
    • Yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef in Taco Beef and Rice Casserole. Just ensure that the ground meat is cooked through and seasoned with taco seasoning for flavor.
  2. Can I use homemade taco seasoning instead of store-bought packets?
    • Absolutely! You can use homemade taco seasoning in Taco Beef and Rice Casserole. Simply adjust the amount to taste, and you can customize the spice level and flavor profile according to your preferences.
  3. How can I make this dish spicier?
    • If you prefer a spicier Taco Beef and Rice Casserole, you can add diced jalapeños, crushed red pepper flakes, or hot sauce to the ground beef mixture. You can also use spicy taco seasoning or incorporate diced green chilies for an extra kick.
  4. What can I serve with Taco Beef and Rice Casserole?
    • Taco Beef and Rice Casserole pairs well with a variety of side dishes such as a simple green salad, tortilla chips and salsa, guacamole, or a side of refried beans. You can also serve it with toppings like sour cream, sliced avocado, or chopped cilantro for added flavor.
  5. Can I freeze Taco Beef and Rice Casserole?
    • Yes, Taco Beef and Rice Casserole freezes well. Once baked, allow the casserole to cool completely, then portion it into freezer-safe containers or zip-top bags. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake in a preheated oven until heated through.
  6. How long does Taco Beef and Rice Casserole last in the refrigerator?
    • Leftover Taco Beef and Rice Casserole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or oven until warmed through before serving.
  7. Can I customize Taco Beef and Rice Casserole with additional ingredients?
    • Absolutely! You can customize Taco Beef and Rice Casserole with additional ingredients such as black beans, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, or olives. Feel free to get creative and adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences.