Make Taco Bake

Make Taco Bake

Taco Bake It’s so quick and easy recipe to assemble and in about 15 minutes you can have this casserole ready to put in the oven.

It’s quite adaptable too if you want to add a few other ingredients, such as green onions, corn, black or pinto beans, jalapeno pepper slices or olives. I made this recipe last week for a young family who just had a newborn. If you’re family is into anything Tex-Mex they will adore this wonderful, comforting main dish. It is a little like eating nachos in casserole form.
Taco Bake has tortilla chips on the bottom, then a layer of ground beef mixed with taco seasoning, sour cream and green chilies, followed by a layer of shredded cheese. The layers are repeated a time or two ending with more cheese on top. It is SOOOOO easy. Choose a gluten free, MSG free taco seasoning or make up my Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe from scratch for healthier options.
If you need a quick and easy main dish recipe to throw together quickly because you are at ball practices, doctor’s appointments, or other venues late in the day, consider having these ingredients on hand and whip up this easy casserole. You can be ready to eat in about an hour!
This is a great recipe to teach your kids how to cook, too. It has so few steps and turns out so wonderfully–they will be greatly encouraged in cooking after making this tasty entree for dinner. This only has seven ingredients so it is an easy recipe even for a novice cook!

Taco Bake is not only quick and easy, it’s a sumptuous feast! Add some cornbread and a side salad and you have a really tasty meal.

Here’s what I did.

I used these ingredients. I made up my own Homemade Taco Seasoning in the plastic bowl.

Brown ground beef. Drain if necessary. Add a can of undrained diced tomatoes and chilies, taco seasoning, sour cream and water.

Stir together and heat through about 5-10 minutes. If you want to bump up the recipe, this is when it’s time to add drained pinto or black beans and fire-roasted corn.

Spray casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread a layer of corn tortilla chips on the bottom.

Crumble a little of the ground beef mixture over top of the tortilla chips.

Sprinkle with a layer of cheese.

Repeat layers: add another layer of corn tortilla chips, then meat mixture, finally cheese.

Repeat layers once again making sure cheese is on top.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly. 

Taco Bake is a wonderful dish for company, especially if you enjoy Tex-Mex entrees with lots of cheese.