This Taco Casserole Is Layered With Beef, Nacho Chips, and Cheese

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Shake up Taco Tuesday with a  that combines everyone's favorites—seasoned beef, , and all the toppings—in one baking dish. The chips are layered just like noodles in a and will still keep some of their crunch after baking. As for toppings, the sky's the limit! Add this to your list of go-to for any night of the week. Your family is guaranteed to love it. All that's missing is a !

What's in taco casserole?

This recipe has three parts. First, there's the meat mixture made of ground beef, peppers, onion, tomatoes, black beans, and corn. Then there's Mexican-style cheese, and finally tortilla chips. The three components get layered into a casserole dish and baked, then topped with your favorite taco toppings. 

 What do you serve with taco casserole?

All this needs is a load of toppings sprinkled on top! Think shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado, black olives, cilantro, and hot sauce for a boost of heat. Feel it simple or pile on lots!

What is in taco seasoning?

is a bold blend of chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, and a few other spices. You can make your own or pick up a packet at the store for this recipe. 

Are poblano peppers spicy? 

Large, dark green poblano peppers are mildly spicy, about halfway between the heat of an Anaheimpepper and a jalapeño. Removing the seeds before cooking helps to tame the heat a bit more. You can also swap the poblano for an Anaheim pepper (long and light green). 

Do you really need to grease the baking dish? 

Coating your baking dish with cooking spray is probably the easiest step to forget, but it's worth doing. Greasing the dish keeps the cheese from gluing to the corners of the casserole and makes scooping and serving easier. As for another big bonus: it makes cleanup easier!