This quick and easy taco bake will satisfy even the most picky eaters. You can modify it to add things you love. It's yummy and so easy to make! Top with tomatoes, lettuce, salsa or whatever you like on your Mexican food.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
32 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • Cook ground beef and onions in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned, 7 to 10 minutes; drain grease. Stir in water and taco seasoning; cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add refried beans, salsa, olives, and green chiles. Cook and stir over low heat until ingredients are warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Place half of the taco shells in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour in half of the ground beef mixture; sprinkle with half of the Cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining taco shells, ground beef mixture, and Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; protein 20.9g 42% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 65mg 22% DV; sodium 790.6mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2017
This was delicious. The only real changes I made were using flour tortilla and layered it like a lasagna, two tortillas per layer (I used a small casserole dish ... maybe 9x4) and instead of the salsa, I used a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. I served it with nacho scoops. Yummy... will definitely be making again. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
Kind of bland as written. If I had it to do over, I would probably add a can of hot or nmedium enchilada sauce. Also, I would "dress it up" by topping it with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream when serving. It's salvageable if you add those things, but straight up as is would be pretty boring. Maybe ok if you're feeding a room full of fussy kindergarteners, but for adults not so much. Read More
(13)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2017
This was delicious. The only real changes I made were using flour tortilla and layered it like a lasagna, two tortillas per layer (I used a small casserole dish ... maybe 9x4) and instead of the salsa, I used a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. I served it with nacho scoops. Yummy... will definitely be making again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2017
Kind of bland as written. If I had it to do over, I would probably add a can of hot or nmedium enchilada sauce. Also, I would "dress it up" by topping it with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream when serving. It's salvageable if you add those things, but straight up as is would be pretty boring. Maybe ok if you're feeding a room full of fussy kindergarteners, but for adults not so much. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2017
Made it but used black beans instead of refried, added some mozzarella cheese along with Mexican taco mix cheese. Used Tacos al pastor seasoning instead of plain taco cause that's what I had. Used shells and some chips. Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
This was really good. I used taco seasoning & enchilada red sauce. I also topped with shredded lettuce sour cream & diced tomatoes. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for the recipe idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2018
I used Doritos instead of shells and topped with green onions. Kids love it! I forgot to take a pic before Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
Made it like the recipe and turn out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
Are use taco sauce instead of salsa and I mixed turkey meat with 93/7 ground beef. Are used hot chili beans instead of refried beans. I will use more chips next time. Overall, it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2019
Just okay. My husband and son liked it but I found it to be kind of bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
I added lettuce, salsa and guacamole. It was very tasty. Read More
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