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Craving a delicious and easy recipe the whole family will devour? This Taco Hash Brown Casserole will become your new go-to for busy weeknights and Taco Tuesday!

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Taco Hash Brown Casserole

You guys, I gotta tell you about this delicious casserole I whipped up. It’s kinda become our family’s new fave thing! 

This combo of seasoned taco meat, black beans, corn, tangy sour cream, tons of cheese, and crispy-edged hash browns just so crazy delicious. 

It definitely adds a little something special to dinnertime, whether we’ve had a nuts day or just need some comfort food.

The best part is you can totally personalize it by switching up spices or cheese to match whatever tastes you love. And let me just say – the flavors only get better after a reheat! 

Your whole family will love all the southwest flavors, it’s super easy to put together, and you can add in all your favorite taco toppings!

If your family loves tacos like mine does, check out my Walking Taco Casserole, Taco Empanadas, and this Crock Pot Taco Casserole. Make double batches because they are THAT good!

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simple ingredients like hearty hashbrowns make this a family favorite

Ingredients Needed

  • Ground beef – Use 80/20 ground beef or use lean if preferred.
  • Onion – I like yellow onions, but white onion will work well too.
  • Vegetables – Yellow onion, black beans, corn.
  • Rotel – Regular or spicy Rotel, or substitute diced tomatoes and chopped green chiles.
  • Taco seasoning – Homemade taco seasoning is best or substitute store bought.
  • Sour cream – Regular sour cream or substitute plain Greek yogurt.
  • Hashbrown potatoes – The shredded version mix best with the ingredients but use your favorite.
  • Canned soup – A combination of cheddar cheese soup and cream of chicken soup.
  • Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Kitchen staples – Water, whole milk, salt, black pepper.

How to Make Taco Hash Brown Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
  2. Over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet until beef is no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  1. Spread the hash brown mixture evenly in the prepared casserole dish. Layer the ground beef mixture over the hash browns.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup with the cheddar cheese soup. Spread over the beef layer. 
  3. Evenly spread the black beans, corn, and Rotel over the soup mixture. Top with the cheeses. 
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving. 
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​How long does it last?

Store any leftovers in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Just cool completely and store in an airtight container.

How do you reheat it?

To reheat your leftover Taco Hash Brown Casserole, place in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes until heated through. Or you can reheat smaller portions in the microwave.

Can you freeze it?

Freeze the casserole in a freezer safe container or a freezer zip top bag for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Freezing a great way to batch cook and plan ahead. Any of these ground beef casseroles are great for freezing!

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Why is my hash brown casserole soggy?

This can happen with frozen hashbrowns. Be sure to thaw and drain them completely.

You can also wrap them in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess water. This will help keep your casserole crispy and not soggy.

What To Serve With Taco Hash Brown Casserole

This is a meal all in itself but if you want to add a few extra items with it I suggest a fresh Fiesta salad, maybe some cilantro lime rice, or Mexican street corn.

Top it with your favorite toppings like black olives, chopped bell peppers, ranchero sauce, or fresh salsa.

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Switch up the ground beef for ground turkey or ground chicken. A spicy pork sausage will work too!
  • Add some green chilies, use spicy taco seasoning, or even add some diced jalapeños for a spicier version.
  • Fresh diced tomatoes can be used in place of Rotel.
  • Shredded, cubed, or diced frozen hashbrowns will work.
  • Leave out the cream soup or substitute it with another like cream of onion.
  • Use you favorite cheeses like pepper jack or colby jack.
  • Top with fresh chopped cilantro or sliced green onions.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, pin this to your favorite casserole Pinterest board and share it on your favorite social media channels!

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Taco Hash Brown Casserole

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Craving a delicious taco hashbrown casserole the whole family will devour? This easy recipe will become your new go-to for busy weeknights and Taco Tuesdays!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, diced
  • 2 packets (1-ounce each) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (30-ounce) frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (10.5-ounce) cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 can (10.5-ounce) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15-ounce) corn, drained
  • 1 can (10-ounce) Rotel, drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional: sliced jalapeños, sour cream, green onions, cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish. 
  2. Over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet until beef is no longer pink.  Drain excess fat. 
  3. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix until well  combined. 
  5. Spread the hash brown mixture evenly in the prepared casserole dish. 
  6. Layer the beef mixture over the hash browns. 
  7. In another bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup with the cheddar cheese soup. Spread over the beef  layer. 
  8. Evenly spread the black beans, corn, and Rotel over the soup mixture. 
  9. Top with the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. 
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.
  11. Let cool slightly before  serving. 

Notes

  • Switch up the ground beef for ground turkey or ground chicken. A spicy pork sausage will work too!
  • Add some green chilies, use spicy taco seasoning, or even add some diced jalapeños for a spicier version.
  • Fresh diced tomatoes can be used in place of Rotel.
  • Shredded, cubed, or diced frozen hashbrowns will work.
  • Leave out the cream soup or substitute it with another like cream of onion.
  • Use you favorite cheeses like pepper jack or colby jack.
  • Top with fresh chopped cilantro or sliced green onions.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 827mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 38g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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