Our earth is an amazing place! It is a triple layer of wonder. Speaking of layers, this block of cheesiness, Beef & Cheese Taco Casserole, will soon be a universal occupant at your dinner table. The layers of fresh cheddar cheese (A.K.A. the crust), with the layers of spicy ground sirloin (A.K.A. the mantle), grounded with the warm, soft tortilla layers (A.K.A. the core), all stack up to be one of the best casseroles to land on the planet. Beef & Cheese Taco Casserole is out of this world and will have your meals skyrocketing to new heights! Give this one a spin!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 9 (8-inch) corn tortillas
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a large skillet over high heat, add the oil and the sirloin and cook, while crumbling the meat, until it is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3 –Add the onion to the sirloin and cook, stirring often, until it has softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 4 –Stir the tomatoes, the pinto beans, the taco seasoning, and the water into the sirloin mixture and bring it to a boil.

Step 5 –Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the sirloin mixture, stirring often, until it has slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.

Step 6 –Transfer the sirloin mixture from the heat.

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Step 7 –In a dry skillet over high heat, warm the tortillas, about 15 seconds per side.

Step 8 –Place 3 of the warmed tortillas at the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish.

Step 9 –Top the tortillas with 2 cups of the sirloin mixture.

Step 10 –Sprinkle the sirloin layer with 1/2 cup of the cheese.

Step 11 –Repeat the layers twice ending with the cheese.

Step 12 –Bake the casserole, uncovered, until the cheese has melted and is heated through, about 8 minutes.

Step 13 –Serve.