Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beef Taco Bake

I would have to call this recipe Half Taco/Half Enchilada.  Tacos baked in refried beans and tomatoes make the bottom of the taco soft and the top nice and crunchy.  Taco night will never be the same...



  • 2 (10-ounce can Ro-Tel tomatoes
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese (I used Sargento Authentic Mexican)
  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • 12 taco shells
  • Scallions for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Combine 1 can of tomatoes, beans, hot sauce, and cilantro in a bowl.  Spread evenly in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.  Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.

Cook beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no long pink.  Pour off fat; then stir in taco seasoning, remaining can of tomatoes along with juice.  Simmer over medium-low until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.


Spoon 1 Tbsp. cheese into each taco shell and top with beef mixture.  Arrange tacos upright in bean mixture.


Cover with foil and bake until bubbly, 10-12 minutes.

Remove foil, top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted an tacos are crispy, about 6 minutes.

Sprinkle with scallions or all your favorite taco toppings!

~Adapted from Cook's Country
Sharing with Recipes for my Boys - Thursday's Treasures and Weekend Potluck

8 comments:

  1. Oh man, I have to stop coming by at dinner time:@) This looks great!

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  2. My husband is going to flip when he sees this!
    Thank you!
    Eileen Gross | WineEveryday

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  3. This is so clever! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck!
    ~Kim

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  4. Oh my goodness! I am SO in love with this idea. I am printing it as we speak. Thanks so much for coming to Weekend Potluck!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  5. Made this tonight. It was soooooo good!

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  6. What are the nutritional values of this, it looks great.

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  7. Was so good, we added some sour cream and taco sauce to our plate after cooking

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  8. This looks amazing ...so delicious!

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