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Taco Biscuit Bake with Ground Beef

Transform taco night with this easy-to-make Taco Biscuit Bubble Bake! Your favorite taco fillings meet flaky biscuits in a one-pan wonder that's sure to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights. Give it a try and make dinner extra special tonight!
Closeup of taco bake.

Tacos are always a popular dinner idea for the family! But why serve plain tacos when you can bring that classic flavor to a delicious casserole instead? With this taco biscuit bake, you can combine all your favorite taco ingredients into a delicious one-pan meal. And since it’s so easy to make, this family-friendly dinner is going to be your new favorite weeknight meal.

Taco Biscuit Bake Pin.

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What Do I Need to Make This Taco Bake?

Your family will love the delicious combination of taco-seasoned ground beef and fluffy biscuits! And since you can make this easy casserole using a few simple ingredients, it’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Make your taco biscuit bake with this list of ingredients:

Taco Bake Ingredients.

How Do I Make This Taco Biscuit Bake?

Enjoy flaky biscuits surrounded by Mexican beef and cheese when you make this simple taco casserole! Just follow these quick and easy steps for own biscuit bake for dinner tonight:

Step One: Cook the Ground Beef

Place the ground beef in a large skillet with the peppers and onion. Cook over medium heat until the meat is crumbled and cooked through. Drain excess grease from the pan.

Step Two: Season the Meat

Add the taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, Rotel, salsa, and half the cheese to the pan. Stir to mix the sauces into the meat and vegetables, then set the pan aside while you prepare the rest of the casserole ingredients.

Overhead view seasoned beef in skillet.

Step Three: Prepare the Biscuit Dough

Open the package of biscuits and separate each biscuit. Cut each biscuit into eight pieces. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, then arrange the biscuit pieces in an even layer in the pan.

Step Four: Layer the Ingredients

Spread the ground beef mixture over the top of the biscuits and lightly stir to mix the meat into the dough. Then, lightly press the biscuits back into the pan in an even layer. Finish by sprinkling the remaining cheese over the top of the casserole.

Layered ingredients in casserole dish.

Step Five: Bake the Casserole

Place the baking dish in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes until the biscuits are cooked. Allow the biscuit bake to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then garnish with sliced green onions and your favorite taco toppings.

Overhead view of cooked Taco Bake with ground beef in a casserole dish.

How Do You Store a Taco Biscuit Bake?

You’ll love this simple casserole’s delicious combination of taco flavors, so you might not have much left when dinner is over! But if you do have a few extras, they should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to eat them again.

Make sure to allow the leftovers to cool completely. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. The taco casserole can be stored in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for around three months.

To reheat your biscuit bake, warm it in the microwave or oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated.

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Can You Make Taco Bake Ahead of Time?

This simple casserole is perfect for meal prepping because it can easily be made and frozen before you’re ready to cook it. To get your biscuit bake ready for the freezer, follow the instructions for layering the casserole in your pan.

Ensure all the ingredients are cooled completely, then cover the pan with foil and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to bake.

To bake the frozen casserole, remove it from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Then, bake the casserole according to the recipe instructions. You may need to add 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time since the ingredients will be cold when placed in the oven.

Scoop of taco bake out of casserole dish.

Taco Biscuit Bake Recipe Ideas

This quick and easy casserole is perfect for dinner because it has classic Mexican flavors. And since the recipe is so simple, it’s also super easy to customize. Try these recipe substitution ideas to make a fantastic casserole for dinner tonight.

  • Add some spice. Most taco seasoning has a mild flavor. So, if you want a spicy dinner, you can add some heat to your casserole in a few ways. Mix some cayenne pepper into the taco seasoning or add some chopped jalapenos or diced green chilies to the ground beef as you cook it.
  • Mix in some beans. Beans are a classic addition to any taco dinner, making them perfect for your casserole! Mix some refried beans or add a can of drained and rinsed black beans with the other casserole ingredients.
  • Try ground turkey. Lighten up your taco casserole by substituting ground turkey for the ground beef. The recipe requires the same amount of ground turkey as ground beef.
  • Sprinkle on some toppings. Give your casserole even more taco flavor by adding a few toppings before serving. Add some chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, sliced jalapenos, queso, shredded cheese, guacamole,  salsa or homemade pico de gallo.

Closeup of taco bake.

Closeup of taco bake.

Taco Biscuit Bake with Ground Beef

Transform taco night with this easy-to-make Taco Biscuit Bubble Bake! Your favorite taco fillings meet flaky biscuits in a one-pan wonder that's sure to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights. Give it a try and make dinner extra special tonight!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Bake with Ground Beef
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef used 90/10
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 1 oz packet taco seasoning
  • 1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 10 oz can rotel drained
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 16 oz can refrigerated biscuits used Grands 8 count
  • Optional* green onions for garnish and taco toppings for serving such as sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, or jalapenos

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F and generously spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Brown the ground beef, peppers and onions in a large skillet over medium heat until the meat is crumbled and cooked through. Drain excess grease.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, rotel, salsa and half the cheese until well combined. Set aside.
  • Separate biscuits and cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Place into the bottom of your baking dish.
  • Add the meat mixture on top of the biscuits and toss to coat. Make sure the biscuits are arranged in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes uncovered until the biscuits are fully cooked through. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite taco toppings, enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months in a ziploc bag.
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