Cobre Valley Taco Casserole

Cobre Valley Taco Casserole
Delicious ground beef with seasonings and green chillies


Cobre Valley Taco Casserole
It is a very pretty dinner to serve

Cobre Valley Taco Casserole
Cobre Valley Taco Casserole. At our house, we love Mexican food.  My dad is known for “taco nights” at his house.  He knows how to host, let me tell you.  And his tacos are just so yummy. 

Whenever I dice tomatoes, I still think of him standing right behind me giving me very detailed instructions.  Be watching for a tutorial on how to dice tomatoes beautifully, the easy way.  Think less mush, less mess.

I found Cobre Valley Taco Casserole recipe in a Taste of Home magazine.  It is one full of dishes for using ground beef.  When I first saw this recipe and picture, I thought that it would be perfect! 

However, it was not what I thought it would be.  This is more seven layer dip style than it is salad style.  But I adapted it to make it a more salad type dinner.

Cobre Valley Taco Casserole (Salad)

Table of Contents


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, optional
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ⅓ cup sliced ripe olives, chopped
  • 1-½ cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped for salad
  • sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for topping


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco mix, water, beans and green chilies if desired.
  • Pour into a greased 2-½-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Top with cheese, green onions, tomato, olives and chips. 

I served this over a bed of romaine lettuce with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

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  1. My son doesn't eat any mixed foods, but this he can't get enough of. I'm so glad I found this recipe! And your blog!

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