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ground beef casseroles recipes

Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Casserole
  • Cuisine: Mexican


All the taco flavors your family loves, in an Mexican ground beef casserole! This EASY ground beef rice casserole takes just 10 minutes to prep. 


  • 1 1/2 cups rice (6 servings)
  • 16 oz. ground beef 
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning 
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium green zucchini
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 6-oz. cans rotel (diced tomatoes with chiles)
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • avocados
  • sour cream
  • green onions


  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Make rice according to package instructions.
    Dice zucchini.
    Dice onion.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and ground beef to pan, cooking until browned, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and remove from heat. 
  3. Stir in zucchini, rotel, and corn.
  4. Layer rice in 9×13 pan and top with half of the beef mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheddar cheese and top with remaining beef and cheddar.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  6. While casserole is cooking, make guacamole: mash together avocado with a sprinkle of salt to taste. 
  7. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and green onions. 


  • Rice: Make ahead or use microwavable rice to speed up the prep time! 

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