Tex-Mex Taco Bake Recipe

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Easy prep casserole.

If you have leftover chili in the fridge, just sub it for the first 5 ingredients.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $2.61 view details
  • 1 lb. ground chuck.
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package taco seasoning, or 1 1/2 - 2 tbs. Tex-Mex Diablo Dust
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 - 16 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed, or 2 cups homemade (see links)
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese, or sharp cheddar
  • 4-5 cups crushed your favorite flavored tortilla chips ( I like nacho flavor)
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook onions with beef, drain.
  3. Add salsa, tomato sauce, 1/2 of the sour cream, seasonings and beans to the beef.
  4. In a baking dish (2 quart), layer chips, some cheese, beef mix, then more cheese.
  5. Bake 25 minutes.
  6. Top with dollops of sour cream and chopped cilantro.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 457g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 1236  
Calories from Fat 554 45%
Total Fat 61.77g 77%
Saturated Fat 14.74g 59%
Trans Fat 1.05g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1242mg 52%
Potassium 1090mg 31%
Total Carbs 138.9g 37%
Dietary Fiber 13.4g 45%
Sugars 5.62g 4%
Protein 31.52g 50%
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  • louann
    I made this for my very picky grandkids. they love it.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
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  • MT C
    I've been looking for a replacement as the one I use is pretty bland. This just might be the one. I'm thinking some chillies as an add, cooking the chuck with chopped onions and garlic and adding some sharp cheddar to the cheese mix.
    This is a variation
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  • Sissy37
    Making this Saturday for a little party.


    • ShaleeDP
      December 16, 2013
      This looks nice and tasty. I could try it!
      • A.L. Wiebe
        September 25, 2013
        This looks great, Myra. A must-try!

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