This Taco Biscuit Bake is a hearty and comforting casserole that takes taco night to the next level! Simple drop biscuits are smothered with saucy taco meat and then topped with loads of cheese. This family friendly meal is going to be a new family favorite!
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Why We Love This Taco Biscuit Bake
- It's a great family friendly, crowd pleasing dinner.
- A fun twist on taco night.
- Simple ingredients will give you this delightful homemade dinner.
- Customize the end result with all your favorite taco toppings.
- Hearty, comforting and perfect for the chilly weather.
Taco Biscuit Bake Ingredients
- Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Salted Butter
- Ground Beef
- Tomato Sauce
- Taco Seasoning
- Shredded Co-Jack Cheese
- Biscuit Ingredients: If you want to take a short cut, you can use a 16 oz tube of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits or flaky biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and separate dough, then place biscuit pieces in casserole dish. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.
- All Purpose Flour: You can use white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour.
- Salted Butter: Unsalted butter can be substituted but I would add an ¼ teaspoon of salt to the biscuit dough.
- Milk: I typically use 2% cows milk, but you could use skim milk, whole milk, half and half or dairy free milk like almond milk or soy milk. Use what you normally drink, then you don't have to buy any extra special ingredients.
- Ground Beef: You can use ground turkey or ground chicken to lighten it up a bit.
- Tomato Sauce: I don't recommend substituting this ingredient.
- Taco Seasoning: I always use my homemade taco seasoning, but you can use a store bought packet if you prefer.
- Shredded Co-Jack Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack or just Monterey jack cheese are all good substitution options.
The whole family, even the picky eaters are going to love this delicious dinner. It's a great recipe to feed the entire family or bring to pot lucks!
How to Make Taco Biscuit Casserole
- First step is to heat oven to 375°F and grease a deep 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, in a large skillet cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any grease.
- To the cooked beef, add the tomato sauce, taco seasoning, salt, and ½ cup water. Stir together and let meat mixture simmer on low heat while you make the biscuits.
- In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Then cut in the cubed cold butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until it resembles course crumbs.
- Stir in the cold milk until just fully combined and a soft dough forms.
- Using a medium size scoop or 2 tablespoons, scoop and drop biscuits in rows on bottom of the baking dish.
- Now, evenly spoon the ground beef mixture over the biscuits in the casserole dish.
- Bake the casserole for 15 minutes.
- Then evenly top with shredded cheese and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the biscuits are no longer doughy. Use a toothpick inserted into a biscuit to check for doneness.
- Let the taco casserole rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with all your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!
This easy taco bake is going to be the family's new favorite thing to have on the next taco Tuesday!
Taco Casserole Toppings
- Diced Tomatoes
- Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
- Extra Shredded Cheese
- Corn-you could also stir the corn and beans into the beef mixture.
- Black Beans
- Diced Avocados
- Sliced Black Olives
- Easy Guacamole
- Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
- Salsa, Taco Sauce, Hot Sauce
- Crushed Tortilla Chips or Taco Shells for a little crunch.
Storing Casseroles with Biscuits
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheat the biscuit casserole in the microwave or in a low oven covered with foil.
Tips for Taco Biscuit Bake
- Use cold butter and cold milk when making the biscuit dough, it helps keep them extra flakey.
- Always fluff your flour, then spoon and level to measure. Do this when baking anything. It will help eliminate any extra flour from being added to the recipe. Too much flour in these biscuits will make them dry.
- Don't overwork the butter into the flour. You still want to see bits of butter.
- When adding the milk don't over mix the biscuit dough. Stir it just until it is incorporated.
- Use a scoop to create even sized biscuits. This helps make sure that all the biscuits cook evenly and at the same time.
- Add extra veggies to the beef mixture. Corn, onions, chopped bell peppers: green pepper or red bell pepper, or green chilies are great options.
More Yummy Casserole Recipes:
- Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits
- Pizza Casserole
- Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Homemade Lasagna
- Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
- Chicken Spaghetti Bake
- Cheeseburger Casserole
- Baked Rigatoni Casserole
- Homemade Shepherd's Pie
- Mexican Lasagna
Taco Biscuit Bake
- 1 pound ground beef
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, or one store packet
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups shredded co-jack cheese
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cold salted butter, cubed
- 1 cup cold milk
- Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a deep 9x13 casserole dish.
- In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any grease.
- To the cooked beef add: tomato sauce, taco seasoning, salt, and water.
- Stir it together well and let simmer on low heat while you make the biscuits.
- In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in the cold butter with your fingers or with a pastry blender until it resembles course crumbs.
- Stir in the milk just until fully combined.
- Using a medium size scoop or 2 tablespoons, drop biscuit dough in rows on bottom of the casserole dish.
- Spoon the taco meat mixture over the biscuits.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Then add the shredded cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted and biscuits are no longer doughy. Use a toothpick inserted in biscuit to check for doneness.
- Let taco bake rest for 5-10 minutes then serve with all your favorite taco toppings.
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