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Looking for a Crockpot meat and potatoes recipe? Our Crockpot Taco Casserole is a family favorite, and it's also a gluten-free taco casserole, as long as you make sure to use gluten-free taco seasoning.
Not only is this an easy dinner recipe, but the best part about it is also that it is so easy it is good for either a weekend meal or a weeknight dinner. Time is precious, and when meals come together as easily as this one does... it's a recipe to save to use again and again.
If you're ready for a taco night but want to steer clear of the typical tacos with ground taco meat, this taco casserole is a great way to mix things up. You can add traditional sides and toppings, or mix things up and add lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pico de Gallo to the top of your plated taco casserole. Add in some tortilla chips and you basically have a taco salad.
What to Serve with Taco Casserole
There are so many things to serve with taco casserole, but there are also a few basics that you want to make sure to include.
- refried beans or pinto beans (these ranchero beans are amazing)
- fresh cilantro
- black beans (if you've never made refried black beans, you should try them)
- flour tortillas (try these homemade tortillas!)
- green bell pepper
- creamy guacamole
- corn salad
- Mexican street corn
- Mexican coleslaw
- 7 layer dip
- Black bean salsa
- Other fresh toppings or favorite sides
Taco casserole is a great starter recipe, but don't be shy about how you dress it up. You can add in all your favorite toppings and level up this easy taco casserole recipe into a taco Tuesday extravaganza. And, if you're really into it, you can read up on the history of Taco Tuesday.
Either way, this is really a great Mexican recipe (inspired anyway) for any night of the week.
If you want to cut calories on our cheesy taco casserole, you can always use lean meat instead. Lean ground beef tastes just as good with a healthy side of lower fat.
Don't forget to save the leftovers and make burrito bowls.
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Get ready to see how to make this tasty hamburger tater tot casserole Crockpot recipe. It is so easy and tasty!
Crockpot ground beef recipes tend to be my go-to.
They are great for nights I know I won't have time to hover over the stove.
This ground beef and potato recipe is great for the whole family.
This hamburger potato casserole is a layered taco casserole that is loaded with flavor and of course cheese! Minimal prep with a big payout in flavor.
How To Make Crockpot Taco Casserole
- In a pan, you will brown ground beef until no longer pink. Add in your onion and garlic.
- In a bowl add your hash browns, taco seasoning, cheese soup, and shredded cheese. Add the hashbrown mixture to the crockpot.
- Stir in the ground beef and stir together. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Once done you can top crockpot taco casserole with some diced green onions, extra cheese, dollop of sour cream! Dive in and enjoy!
Expert Tips & Variations To Crockpot Taco Casserole
- Use ground chicken, ground turkey, etc in replace of ground beef in crockpot taco casserole.
- Use diced potatoes in replace of hashbrowns.
- Feel free to reach for homemade taco seasoning in replacement of store bought.
- Swap out the type of cheese. Pepper jack cheese would add a nice kick. Mozzarella would make it more mellow, etc.
- If you plan to serve a larger family feel free to double the recipe.
- If you need leave the cheese out, if you don't want the casserole to be extra cheesy.
- This is a great potluck potato casserole you can take to events where you need to bring a dish.
Storage and Meal Prep
You will want to store any of your leftovers in the refrigerator in the proper container.
In terms of meal prep, you can easily use leftovers to pack for lunches or a quick dinner. Just store and then reheat in the microwave. It is a quick and easy ground beef casserole that reheats really nicely. These airtight meal prep containers work great.
For freezing it can be done, but just know the hashbrowns will be softer in texture. You can freeze for 2-3 months. Then thaw crockpot taco casserole in the refrigerator and then serve or reheat the next day.
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
You'll want to add this Crockpot hamburger potato casserole to your meal plan. While you're working on that, take a look at these scrumptious recipes and consider adding them as well:
Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole
- In a skillet, brown the ground beef, until completely done, and no pink is left. Drain any excess fat.
- Add onion, and cook until golden brown.
- Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix the shredded hashbrowns, taco seasoning, cheddar cheese soup, and shredded cheese.
- Lightly grease the bottom of a 6-8 quart crockpot, or use a crockpot liner and add the hashbrown mixture to the Crockpot.
- Add the ground beef and stir together. Cover, and cook on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- When the casserole is done, serve topped with shredded cheese, and chopped green onions.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 19mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 6g
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