Love comfort food? Check out this recipe for Beef Taco Casserole, Easy Bake Burrito Casserole

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MILWAUKEE -- Comfort foods make a great meal when the weather is cool. Angela Horkan from the Wisconsin Beef Council joins FOX6 WakeUp to show us how to make Beef Taco Casserole.


  • 2 pounds lean Ground Beef
  • 3 cups broken tortilla chips
  • 1 lb 13 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers, red, yellow, and green, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped or shredded Romaine lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium high heat until cooked thoroughly, about 8-10 min. Drain any excess fat, if necessary.
  • Stir in black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning. Reduce heat to medium and cook for a few more minutes.
  • In greased 9"x13" casserole dish, place 2½ cups of broken tortilla chips on the bottom of the dish. Top with ground beef, bean and salsa mixture.
  • Sprinkle the bell peppers, cut green onions, olives and cheese on top of the ground beef mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Top casserole with lettuce, tomato, and the remaining ½ cup of broken tortilla chips.

Easy Baked Burrito Casserole


  • 1 pound lean Ground Beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 package large flour tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is no longer pink and drain.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and refried beans and heat through.
  4. In a separate bowl, blend the mushroom soup with the sour cream. Then spread half of the soup mixture in the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. Add a layer of 3 flour tortillas to the top of the soup mixture. You will need to cut or tear the tortillas and overlap them.
  6. Spread on a layer of the ground beef mixture and top with about a cup of cheese.
  7. Repeat all of these layers and top with the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake in a 9 x 13 baking dish for about 20 minutes until cheese is nicely melted. Enjoy!