Taco Bake Recipe

If you have never prepared a taco bake before it is a very simple and delicious meal for any night of the week.  Taco bake consists of layering flour tortillas in a casserole dish with taco meat and cheese, in a similar way you would make lasagna. This recipe consists of very few ingredients so I would consider it a good starter recipe. What this means is that you can add additional ingredients as you choose. You could add a little salsa to the meat mixture; add black beans, or corn, and so on. The best part of the recipe is the meat mixture which includes ground beef, taco seasoning, refried beans and canned green chilies. After the taco bake has finished cooking, you can top it with ingredients such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, black olives, green onion, and tomatoes. Enjoy.

1lb lean ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies (drained)
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
3 cups shredded Colby-jack cheese
Optional toppings-
2 green onions (chopped)
2 roma tomatoes (chopped)
black olives
sour cream

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add ground beef. Cook the ground beef until browned. Drain off any excess liquid. Mix in the taco seasoning, refried beans, and green chilies. Cook until heated through.
Step 2: Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread half of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish. Top with two tortillas (trimming if necessary to fit), and half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
Step 3: Place into the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 375 degrees until heated through and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from the oven and top with any of the optional toppings such as green onions, tomatoes, and black olives. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
(Makes 8 Servings)


9 Responses to “Taco Bake Recipe”

  1. hockeygirl — June 4, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Yummmmm. Thank you (again) for sharing another of your awesome recipes!

    I was just thinking about what to do with a bunch of fresh cilantro I have leftover from salsa I made this weekend and ~whala~ this recipe came rolling across my e-mail. Talk about a perfect recipe for it! :0)

    ~~~~~~~Your recipes ROCK Chef Bobby!! (((( drool ))))

  2. Janet — July 7, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Can corn tortillas be used in place of the flour tortillas?

  3. Bobby — July 7, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Janet- I have not tried it, but I do not see why it wouldn’t work. If you try it, please let everyone know how it turns out.

  4. Tracy — December 4, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    I have been making a bake similar to this for many years that the kids and hubby love. I usually throw in a can of rotel and we have it with a salad, sour cream and guacamole. Just got some new ideas from this recipe, thanks!

  5. Julie — March 20, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Do you put a tortilla on the bottom of the pan as well?

  6. Bobby — March 20, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Julie – the first tortilla goes on after the first layer of the meat mixture is put down.

  7. Ms. T — April 18, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    Just made this taco bake. I added black beans, cilantro, jalapeno peppers with a dash of ground red pepper and it was amazing. Sure I’ll be making this quite often. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Leslie — September 8, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I put a little salsa in the bottom of 2 round cake pans then add tortilla then the meat mixture (minus the refried beans), bake 30 minutes at 350. II just takes minutes to make and disappears just as quick!

  9. Caroline — June 8, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Can this be prepared in advance

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