Taco Bake II
This is a tasty recipe that my whole family enjoys. Very easy to make!
This is a tasty recipe that my whole family enjoys. Very easy to make!
I made this recipe but i changed a few things to make it to our family's taste. First of all I added yellow corn chips on the bottom like the recipe call for. Then for the ground beef I added two med sized cans of green peppers. I did not put sour cream in with the ground beef. I layered as follows: chips, ground beef, (2 cans) black beans, (1 large jar)pace chuncky salsa and mexican blend cheese. I repeated all the layers one more time. My husband said that it was a killer dish and he means that in a good way so I am making this again with my additions. Thanks for the recipeRead More
I made this recipe but i changed a few things to make it to our family's taste. First of all I added yellow corn chips on the bottom like the recipe call for. Then for the ground beef I added two med sized cans of green peppers. I did not put sour cream in with the ground beef. I layered as follows: chips, ground beef, (2 cans) black beans, (1 large jar)pace chuncky salsa and mexican blend cheese. I repeated all the layers one more time. My husband said that it was a killer dish and he means that in a good way so I am making this again with my additions. Thanks for the recipe
HUGE hit with the family. I had it in my head to make this for supper when I realized I didn't have a taco seasoning packet, nor did I have a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. I opted to use spices from my rack: cayenne pepper, seasoning salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and italian seasoning. I followed other reviewers suggestions and used salsa instead of the canned tomatoes. Due to many reviews saying the dish comes out dry, I used 1 1/3 cup salsa and 2/3 cup water in addition to the 1 cup sour cream. I also added some diced black olives to the meat mixture before layering. A wonderfully yummy, mildy spicy enchilada tasting casserole. I have no doubt that if I had followed the recipe to a T (had I had the right ingredients) it would have turned out just as great.
Good basic recipe to work from. Added fresh onion, corn & garlic. Added chiles rather than the ones mixed in with the tomatoes. This added the much needed moisture. On top in the melting cheese, I added sliced olives and green onions. Increased cooking time to 30 minutes. The family loved it. Thanks for a great starter recipe.
I made this recipe thinking my kids would love it. After all it was like a taco. However, it was not so. I do have one very picky eater and he was just not into it. Personally, it was just OK for me. I made the recipe exactly as was listed, but it just wasn't what I thought it was going to be. The chips were soggy and soaked up all the liquid which made the whole thing a little dry. I think it needs more meat and more cheese.
I threw this together because plain ol' tacos sounded kinda boring. Turns out, it was a good move! It was a big hit at my house, made evident by the fact that it didn't last very long at all!
The was EASY to throw together and my family LOVED it!!! It has just a little zing from the chili's, and that perks up the whole dish. It's very filling and kind of fun to eat. We now eat this fairly often, and it's the "last dinner" mean my kids request before leaving on vacations in summer!
very good recipe-we changed it up a bit by not adding the tortilla chips until serving the beef mixture- it made it crunchy so my kids would eat it and still had a very nice taste to it!
This recipe is great! My husband is a very picky eater so I invited my parents over so I wouldn't have left overs. there was barely enough of this stuff to go around everyone had at least 2 huge helpings. My husband even said I wasn't allowed to have anyone over when we ate it! Definatly making again! Emily
Everyone liked this. I was afraid to use the diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, but I did, and it was very good. My children also always have green olives on their tacos, so I added green olives to the mixture.
This recipe was good, not the best mexican type casserole I have made.
My husband and I really enjoyed this, however my kids, not so much. I think the baking time might be a bit to long.
I found this to be just okay. I would not make it again.
This was a great recipe! I used 1pkg of taco seasoned ground turkey instead. I also sauteed about a half an onion and 4cloves of garlic along with a can of corn and a can of beans and diced up fresh tomato for the juice.and because i AM hispanic, i added some hot sauce! This really is a keeper. quick and easy. Kids LOVED it. THANX!
Very good. The kids loved it. I used velveeta and sharp chedder and instead of chips I used rice, because it was what I had on hand. Great recipe.
This recipe is so great! I was a little skeptical of the sour cream but I loved it! I did improvise a little....used our favorite salsa instead of canned tomatoes and added corn and black beans. Overall, outstanding! i will be making this again!
I thought this was pretty good, there are a few things I would change. I would not use tortilla chips on the bottom the next time. I used them this time and by the time the dish had baked, they were soggy and blah. I did use some medium tortillas after layer one and those did not get as soggy as the chips. I still felt like I needed something crunchy so we crumbled tortilla chips on top of the bake. I also used a large jar of mild salsa and a can of diced tomatoes (slightly drained) which helped it not dry out. A good recipe for family dinners but if you get home later from work like I do, cook the meat mixture the night before and it saves a bunch of time.
I only had 1 lb ground beef. Used half the tomatoes/chilles and kept everything else the same. Baked in 8x8 pan instead of 13x9 and 15 mins instead of 20. Only... I forgot the layers of chips after I did my first layer, but it still turned out very yummy! We just added chips after it was done. Used corn chips. Would recommend!
Used a can of rinsed black beans and some fresh corn instead of meat. Also used 1 1/2 c. salsa instead of tomatoes. Used two flour tortillas for the bottom layer and crushed tortilla chips for the second layer. Fast, easy and very good.
Very tasty, but a bit dry, & not too kid friendly. I added some corn, black olives & a few jalapenos to taste. Since I read about the mushy chips, I decided to try a base layer of chips, with only 1/2 the meat mixture and 1/2 the cheese and then broiled it for a few minutes until cheese bubbled and chips were lightly browned. Then I took it back out and repeated the process and the chips came out just fine. The whole dish did come out a bit dry for my liking, so I simply served it with a side of salsa and it was great. Thanks!
I was soooo disappointed. The name "Taco Bake" made me think this was more of a casserole type of meal. This is just nachos baked in a 9x13 pan. The chips get soggy. It's a waste if you have leftovers because they would taste terrible. The meat mixture is okay, but the idea of layering all this is unappealing. Just make nachos on a cookie sheet if you're thinking of making this recipe.
Fantastic recipe and super easy to make! I made a couple changes as I was worried it'd be too runny and make the chips soggy. I browned the meat, added the taco seasoning, 2/3 water, diced tomato & peppers, italian bread crumbs (for consistency) and when I put the sour cream in, it was perfect. Not too runny, not too dry looking. Also added chili powder, garlic powder and cacher's seasoning. When I layered, I put chips, balsamic rice with fajita seasoning in it, meat mixture and cheese. The rice kept the meat mixture off the chips and they were crunchy and crispy for the most part. It tasted Fantastic! Thank you for this recipe!
We thought this was very good even though I used ground turkey, fat free sour cream, low fat cheese, and Mrs. Dash taco seasoning because I have to watch my sodium/fat intake. It still turned out very tasty. Also substituted the Rotel with a can of no salt added diced tomatoes and a small can of green chilies. And instead of the tortilla chips, I layered with regular corn tortillas (because I didn't have any chips on hand) which made it kind of a Mexican lasagna. Next time, and there will be a next time, I will add some chips on top for some crunch. Topped with salsa and avocado and served with a side salad with Catalina dressing. Sorry to rate the recipe with the changes I made, I try not to do that, but thought other people with fat/sodium issues who try to eat healthier might want to know you can do it healthier without sacrificing taste. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is great... anything with Ro-tel ... haha... My six teenage kids love it.... Take it from me , i used make the whole Taco thing with all the dicing , chopping of 7 ingredients... haha. This is so much simpler on the " chef " ... haha...
Awesome, quick and easy.
This is a great alternative to tacos. I've made this for potlucks and for Cinco de Mayo and it is delicious everytime.
Thanks for sharing this speedy, economical and tasty recipe! If my very picky sister eats something you KNOW it's good! My husband said "Dinner was amazing!" I did modify the recipe to use what we had on hand...marble cheese, 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with herbs and spices (undrained), 1 pound ground beef. Omitted water because of the tomato juice. Been craving heat so I added a VERY generous amount of crushed red pepper flakes and fresh black pepper. Simply a great simple dinner idea. Definitely serve with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, additional cheese and maybe shredded lettuce. Oh, and although I used store brand tortilla chips (just as good as the brand name ones I think) I did serve this with a handful of Doritos Cool Ranch on the side, just to change up the flavor a bit. I will be making this at least once a month--when the pantry stock is low or when I don't have the time (or desire) to prep a big meal. I was going to add onions because my husband is an onion addict and normally mentions that "this would be excellent with onions" but I didn't and I must say it was nice not to have them for a change. :)
I made this for dinner tonight and I really liked it. I used tortilla chips, not corn, and they turned mushy (it was all I had on hand). I took the advice of others and added a little extra water to prevent it from becoming too dry. Before I added the cheese I added some extra salsa to the meat layer. It was super easy and really yummy!
Very disappointing....will not make this again!
This was really yummy. My husband just raved about it! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
A great quick meal, thanks!
I was looking for something fast and this was perfect
I'm pregnant and the baby inside decided it wasn't for me... but my husband loved it! It was so easy to prepare too.... I even used veggie ground round and he couldn't tell the difference!
This was good. Very easy to prepare so a great weeknight meal. Next time I'll only put the tortilla chips on top because I wasn't loving how soggy they got on the bottom and middle layers.
This was simple, used things I normally keep in the pantry, and tasted good too. I added the sour cream after the filling simmered. I did add a little garlic and some cumin to the meat as it was cooking and some roasted Hatch chile pepper that I shaved off the chunk of frozen peppers. I used an American/Cheddar cheese blend since it is what I had. I liked the top layer the best as the chips were still crunchy, but I really didn't care for the soggy corn tortilla layer beneath. I could have used plain corn tortillas for that and saved my good chips. Overall, this is a good filling recipe and while it wasn't outstanding, it was a nice comfort meal on a cold winter day.
was pretty good, but just seemed like it was missing something. will try again
Very Good and SO easy to make. I used a mix of Pepper Jack and Cheddar Cheese on the top and used a small can of V8 spicy to replace the water. NOT dry at all!! I think next time I will leave out the layer of chips as they got very soggy. I will just have them on the side. Overall a super recipe for a quick and easy meal ~ Thanks!!
I have tried several different recipes for Taco Bake when I found this one. My family loved it! Even the kids, and you know how picky they can be. The only thing that I changed was that I had some salsa and put a layer of salsa on the first layer. Next time, I am going to use the smaller tortilla chips because it was a little hard to cut through the bottom tortillas. I also put an extra layer of sour cream on the layers. This is the recipe that I will keep though. It was a huge hit!
Just okay, my kids did not like it and it became soggy very quickly.
Overall, the entire family LOVED this recipe. I did make a few adjustments though. I added a 5.5 oz can of tomato juice in place of the 1/2 cup of water. It wasn't dry at all, as others mentioned theirs often were. I also added 1/2 inch cubes of Velveeta to the final top layer. It was just enough! Once cooked, we garnished it with a layer of sour cream, black olives, tomatoes, and mixed greens. As my 6 year old said, "YUMMY!"
This recipe was DEEElicious! It won the approval of my entire family, which is no small feat! I followed the recipe except for the following: I only had one pound of ground beef, and I added one can of Cream of Mushroom soup to cut the spicy-ness. I put a little dollop of sour cream on top and served it with a green salad and some dessert, and it was PERFECT! The recipe is now going to be in a permanent spot in my recipe book and will be used for church potlucks as well as for a regular meal in our family home.
I upped the beef to 2 pounds and sour cream to 2 cups. I also added 1 tablespoon of cumin, green onion and cilantro. It is very tasty.
This recipe, in it's self was fairly plain but good. To make it a heartier meal my family would enjoy, I added beans, onions, jalapenos, hot sauce, olives & rice. It was absolutely great with the additions but now where near the same recipe.
I made this last night. It was good and easy to make.
This recipe was a hit! I used mozzarella cheese because that's all I had, and since reviews mentioned it cooked up a little dry, I didn't drain the tomatoes. It turned out great! I might add onions next time.
I have been looking for another recipe for a taco casserole, one that doesn't require a pie crust, this one is very good. I made a few changes, only half drained the tomatoes so I didn't need the water and added some refried beans and fresh tomatoes and black olives. Will definitely make this again.
Very good!!! My family loved it!
loved it and so did the hubby and this is why i gave it a five! easy and quick, i used ground turkey and added a little taco sauce and queso to the mixture, superb!
My husband said this one was a keeper. Used Stadium Nacho Doritos, because that is what we had and it was a nice touch.
Love it, might try it with tortilla's on the bottom next time and corn chips sprinkled on top with the cheese for added crunch.
This was great, I had to change it up a bit because I didn't have the ingredients it called for. Inplace of the Sour Cream I added 2/3 cup of heavy cream and 3 Tablespoons of Cream Cheese. Then instead of the tomatoes with green chilies I just used green chillies and a can of southwestern style corn (with black beans, onions, and red peppers). Then in between the layers I added some sliced black olives. Thank you for this dish my family devoured it!
Came across this recipe looking for something new to make with ground beef. Made a few changes (some based on other reviews) and it came out amazing!! I did not use water in this recipe - instead used about 4 oz of tomato sauce and a jar of salsa. I also added onion, chili powder, and crushed red pepper to the hamburger mixture. I didn't layer with chips as I really didn't want soggy chips in my recipe like others had mentioned. Instead, I made my own simple "Mexican-y rice" (instant rice made in chicken broth, add tomato sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, crushed red pepper) Spray-greased a 9x13 pan, rice on bottom, followed by hamburger mixture, then shredded colby-jack cheese on top. Covered & baked. Crunched tortilla chips on top and baked another 5 minutes. SO YUMMY. Next time I will add olives! :D
I added red onion and green pepper in place of chilies. The family really liked the recipe!
Perfect and easy
I tried this recipe before it was excellent. This time I decide to try adding and a layer of chips after the meat & cheese layer and needless to say it was definitely not the way to go. The original recipe is perfect the way it is!!!!!! Lol
I left out the sour cream so it was a little hot. It left your mouth with a warm feeling. I would definately use this recipe again!
Very good! We were craving tacos but didn't have taco shells or tortillas, his dish satisfied the craving! I scaled it down to fit an 8x8 dish since it's just the two of us. Other than that the only thing I changed was I forgot to put in the sour cream so I just served it with a dollop on tops and garnished with sliced green onions. Will definately become a regular in the menu rotation!
This was OK. I did have to make a substitution since I didn't have the diced tomatoes. I used a jar of salsa in their place. I served it w/ fresh tomatoes, sour cream, salsa and avocado. Overall, I felt this recipe was lacking something. I will not make it again.
I'm a dad and I make dinner once a week. I've added this to my handful of things I make. I took all the tips from other reviews and I have something everyone likes. Added a can of corn, can of black beans, and a can of black olives. I usually double the recipe and use a can of tomatoes or fresh ones from the garden plus a jar of salsa. We use ground turkey instead of beef. I like to top it off with semi crushed chips sprinkled with cheese and some fresh tomato and black olives for presentation. The chips on the bottom get really soggy, so the fresh chips on top add a nice crunch to this dish. Enjoy!
I added 1/2 can refried beans to the mix then baked & I used flour tortilla's. This is the Best Taco Bake recipe weve tried yet.
I thought this was a very good recipe. I added onions and garlic to the meat mixture. I also added red pepper flakes and a bit of chili powder to spice it up a bit. Overall it was very good!
This was just ok, a bit dry. We chose to use Frito's but 18 oz. is way too much, a regular sized bag is 9 3/4 oz. The sour cream seemed to get "lost" in the mix and had to add more while eating it to get some moisture along with some iceburg lettuce and taco sauce.
Big hit with the family. My 11 year old put it in a soft shell taco. She rated it a "A+ times 1000!"
My husband adores this recipe - he requests it! I make it differently every time; I've added black refried beans and salsa to the mix, or corn. I've tried leaving out the sour cream, which was good. Once I added strips of steak (husband's favorite). I always cook the meat in onions and coconut oil (best for cooking), and top with Tapatio sauce, avocado, and more sour cream. This recipe (8 servings) makes plenty for us to have dinner and several lunches as well - good stuff!
This was a hit with the family! Thanks for the great recipe! We topped ours with sour cream, salsa, diced onion, black olives and diced tomatoes... YUM! I think it would be even tastier if you added beans to the meat mixture, but we haven't tried it that way yet...
I so love this dish, it was quick and easy to make, my family wants it all the time .!,
my family loved this! I made a few changes: I did not use any water but used a jar of salsa instead. I also added a little garlic and did not put the tortilla chips in to bake. we ate it as something of a dip and it worked perfectly!
I leave off the sour cream & diced vegies. My family likes things kinda plain.
Haven't had a chance to make this yet, but will very soon. My husband did not care for Mexican food, but I do occasionally. Now that he has passed on I'm eager to try new recipies
I poured the can of tomatoes along with the liquid and it still seemed a little dry. I think I will add sour cream after its done next time.
This was Yummy and a lot like Nachos. Thanks for this great idea.
This is a good recipe. If your looking to fill the casserole dish I would suggest to double the meat, sour cream, tomatoes and taco seasoning. I would not suggest changing anything else.
This was very good - totally satisfied my craving for Mexican food. Mine turned out like glorified nachos, however. I made about a quarter recipe, using approx. 4 oz of meat, and also used restaurant-style tortilla chips. Guacamole on the side is a must!
I am making this as we speak. I have made similar recipes, omitting the taco chips and the tortillas since my husband doesn't like the soggy additions....So, I added while cooking on the stove; onions, 1/2 can peeled tomatoes that I cut into quarters, celery, chopped garlic. I then added black olives, tomatoes with juice (instead of water) sour cream and black olives and placed in a rectangular baking dish. I also added cheddar cheese on top with more sliced black olives. I am making this with a side of jasmine rice. It smells great! I added onion and black pepper, taco seasoning and Italian seasoning for spices, also added a splash of Louisiana Hot Sauce for zing. Thanks!
Very easy to make! Can be modified in a variety of ways to suite your own specific tastes.
My family thought this was okay. I thought the chips were to soggy. My husband said it needs more cheese. I don't think I will make again.
I did this receipe last night.Husband loved this one I did too. My 11 yr old thought it was o.k he's not big on tacos,and the six yr old never eats what we eat very picky.
I made some adjustments. I added refried beans and layered corn tortillas. It turned out really great! A hit with the family.
I used Fritos instead of tortilla chips, and they stayed nice and crunchy!
I tried this recipe last night, and it turned out great. I added a little chopped red pepper to the mixture, and it was enjoyed very much. I will definitely be doing this one again.
The family loved this. My teenager said he wouldn't change a thing.
Am I the only one who had a soggy layer of mushy chips on the bottom? Everyone in my family complained about it. I followed the instructions exactly except substituted salsa for the tomatoes with chilies. I even used lean ground sirloin. It had a good flavor, but mush on the bottom.
Seemed too dry and rather bland.
This was delicious and so quick and easy to make. My two teenagers ate almost the whole 9 x 13" pan! Definately will make again and again.
I used Aldi's salsa instead on the tomatoes & added onion & garlic to the meat while it simmered. It was good. Tasted a lot like the filling in taco bell tacos. Fast & easy dinner with a salad & extra chips.
Very tasty. Replaced yellow corn chips with doritos and will not be layering with the chips and. Will just put a nice sized layer of them ontop next time. Soggy chipa are no good
This was very good and easy to make BUT if you plan on leftovers, the chips on the bottom do not reheat well at all. You'll either need to remove them prior to reheating or not add them into the baking dish at all. Just cook up the mixture without and dish it over a plat of chips.
I added a good deal of jalapenos juice and sliced jalapenos. I also mixed in refried beans with the meat and water. sour cream i like cold and used it on top after i removed from oven. i also used good ole pace medium salsa after the oven. it was DELICIOUS
Well, overall, the recipe sure has potential. I found a couple things wrong with it. There were WAY too many chips. And, the 20 minute cook time was a little too long. But, with a few tweaks, I think it could be really good.
This wasn't very good at all. It was actually better the second day after reheating it. I thought it was dry and not very tasty at all...and my family hated it. We LOVE tacos too!
NO SOGGY BOTTOM! I added chopped onions, salsa, chopped fresh tomatoes (not a whole lot) & taco seasoning to ground turkey. I also added a small amount of sour cream which made the mixture a little creamier. Following the advice of a previous reviewer I used a pack of boil in the bag brown rice and added taco seasoning to that also. I layered the bottom with crushed corn tortilla chips, the rice, re-fried beans, then the meat mixture, then cheese & repeated-2 layers in total. It wasn't in the oven for very long and I was pleased to hear the crunch on the bottom when I put my serving spoon in. It was a tad bit dry so I may add more sour cream to the meat mixture and not completely drain the rice when I make it again. I will definitely be making this again! Only gave 4 out of 5 stars because I'm not sure if this would be considered a COMPLETE meal-maybe add corn on the side?? I still love it though.
I made some changes to this recipe.. but i used it as a base. I used 90% lean ground beef, added onion, 3 cloves garlic, green bell pepper, fresh diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, black beans, and taco seasoning. I layered the meat mixture, shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese and tortillas ending with cheese on top in a 9x13 pan. Served with sour cream, salsa, and tortilla chips on the side. I knew it was a hit when they went back for 3rds.
This was simple to make, yet yielded a great result. I made some changes (and didn't measure) by using salsa, frozen corn and a can black beans. I thought it was going to be drippy when baked - but the chips sucked up all the liquid and made a nice 'crust' bottom. I will definately make again and customize with black olives and other favorites.
Quick, easy, and yummy!!! I added a can of refried beans??. Next time I will spray the bottom of the pan with Pam spray to make it easier to dish out.
My family loves this recipe!!! I've made it for years... it's wonderfuly easy and good, and friends love it as well...
I modified this a bit: I omitted the can of tomatoes and substituted 3 small (fresh) chopped vine tomatoes, 1 small chopped onion, 2 Tbs. fresh chopped cilantro, 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice and 1 Tbs. red pepper flakes. I left all other ingredients the same. The dish came out really well and tasted delicious! I garnished it with sliced black olives, sliced avocado and tomato, along with cilantro sour cream (1 c. sour cream, 4 Tbs. fresh chopped cilantro, 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice, dash of salt). When served with the sour cream/fresh veggies, this dish wasn't so dry. :-)
Was very good. I changed it a bit to what I had on hand. I used a can of enchilada sauce and a bit more water. I added a little cumin, mexican oregano, and chili powder. It was great and it will satisfy my cravings for mexican. I served with salsa and sour cream. I would have added shredded lettuce to the plate too, but didn't have any. Thanks for the recipe.
My son and I liked it, but my wife didn't care for it. I think she caught a little too much of the taco seasoning or a particularly spicy chile (I like spicy, bold flavors, she's got a much tamer palate). If anything, I'd say the flavor is a little one-dimensional. Swapping out the tortilla chips for a cornbread crust may do the trick.
Made this as written and love it! It has become one of our favorites, and it's super easy to make.