Indulge in delicious layers of tortilla, beef, and cheese in this super easy taco bake. Change it up and make it your way by adding any taco toppings you want! For me, I prefer lots and lots of cheese!
For this recipe you will need:
1 lb ground beef
1 packet of taco seasoning. (I used Old El Paso, any brand will do)
3 large flour tortillas
3/4 cup of your favorite nacho cheese sauce (I use Tostitos Salsa Con Queso)
1 16 oz can of refried beans
2 cups Mexican cheese blend, shredded
Brown ground beef. Make sure that you break it into small pieces as it browns. To keep it somewhat healthier, drain access grease. ( I pour beef right into a small strainer and run it under hot water to rinse it of grease as well)
Add your taco seasoning of choice and prepare according to directions on the packet.
Once taco meat is prepared, add 3/4 cup cheese sauce to the pan. Stir until all meat is coated with the cheese.
Heat refried beans in a sauce pan over medium heat until warmed through.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a round, 8 inch baking pan (or if you’re me, pie pan) place a tortilla in the bottom of the pan. (Depending on your pan you may want to apply some nonstick cooking spray or butter to the bottom of the pan)
Begin layering. Add about 1/3 of ground beef and cheese mixture on top of the first tortilla. (if you are choosing to add other fillings such as tomato, onion, etc. add 1/3 of them as well). Top with 1/3 of your shredded cheese.
Cover first layer with a second tortilla. Spread 1/2 of the refried beans onto the tortilla. Again top with 1/3 beef and cheese mixture and 1/3 shredded cheese. Repeat process for the third and final layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. (You’ll want the cheese to be melted!)
Serve topped with whatever taco toppings you like, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.
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Thanks for reading!