Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake {Budget Friendly Casserole}

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Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake is an easy, Mexican hashbrown casserole. This hashbrown and ground beef casserole use taco bell ranchero sauce.

This recipe for taco bake will become a new family favorite. You will love how easy this Mexican hash brown casserole is.

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Cooking On A Budget

Sometimes the best recipes come from being on a budget. Personally, I know all about cooking on a budget. So I can verify that budget cooking does produce tasty recipes.

When I first came up with this recipe for taco bake, I was on a very tight budget. I was craving taco flavoring but had to make do with what I had in my kitchen. Running to store to buy food was not an option.

Hash Brown Ground Beef Casserole

Casserole recipes are perfect for being on a budget. Doing a hash brown ground beef casserole was perfect for to make it into a Mexican hash brown casserole. All you need was the right flavor.

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Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake

This recipe for taco bake foods does not look pretty. Yet this Mexican hash brown casserole tastes amazing. If you want to get real many Mexican foods do not look pretty, but the taste is outstanding.

I used taco bell ranchero sauce to give this easy taco bake flavor. In fact, you could say that this hash brown ground beef casserole is like a Mexican hash.

Cooking Tip:

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OAST YOUR SPICES…

A quick stint in a dry skillet over medium heat wakes dry spices up and releases their oils, which means your paprika will taste a lot more paprika-y. Use whole spices, watch the pan like a hawk, and stir constantly until the spices are fragrant, then transfer to a plate to cool before using. – Source: Epicurious

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The flavors in this Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake blend so well together. Plus this Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake is budget friendly, but very filling, which is a huge plus.

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Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake Recipe


  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 0:10
  • Cook Time: 1:10
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Mexican
  • Cuisine: Casserole

Description

Hash Brown Ranchero Taco Bake is an easy, Mexican hashbrown casserole. This hashbrown and ground beef casserole use taco bell ranchero sauce


Ingredients

  • 8 Frozen Hash Browns Patties
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 envelop of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of fresh garden salsa
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup Taco Bell Ranchero Sauce
  • sour cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On the bottom the baking dish, place in a single layer the hash browns. I did cut a few so they fit nicely.
  3. Fry up the ground meat and add the taco seasoning. Cook the meat according to the taco seasoning directions.
  4. After the taco meat is done, place the meat on top the hash browns.
  5. Put a layer of the garden fresh salsa on top the taco meat.
  6. Sprinkle on the green onions
  7. Top the whole thing with the shredded cheese.
  8. Place dollops of the Ranchero sauce op top the cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for about 1 hour.
  10. Take out the oven, let site for about 5 minutes, then serve it up and garnish with some sour cream and ENJOY!

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6 Comments
  • Mary Frances
    July 9, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your story. Children can be cruel. I'm glad you've come so far and were able to develop such a strong sense of confidence and wonderful personality. That recipe sounds delicious!

    • Deanna Samaan
      August 2, 2015

      Thank you so much, your right, kids can be cruel, truthfully, in a way my experiences help shape who I am 🙂

  • Nan
    July 19, 2015

    I wish I had your confidence. I am short, fat and mainly deaf. So, I usually veg at home. The one good thing in my life is my grandchildren. So very, very glad you are who you have become. It's not easy being tormented all your life because of who you are to other people.

    • Deanna Samaan
      August 2, 2015

      It takes time to build confidence, 10 years ago I didnt have this type of confidence, one day I just but the bullet and and it built it from there 🙂

  • Dianne Martin
    February 17, 2018

    I am making this seductive recipe today! I am using frozen Potatoes O’Brian. Already has peppers & onion in it. Used a a spicy cilantro salsa. SMELLS DIVINE!

    • Deanna
      February 17, 2018

      I am glad it smells so good!! Oh, Hmmm I like the idea of the Obrien potatoes! (Admit sometimes I do hate chopping onions LOL, so all for a shortcut!)