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May 22, 2014
Categories: Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, Beef, Dairy

Beef Taco Bake

Comfy Cuisine

Tacos baked in refried beans and tomatoes make the bottom of the taco soft and the top nice and crunchy.

  •  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 
  •     1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
  •     1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
  •     12 taco shells
  •     Scallions for garnish
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon 1 Tbsp. cheese into each taco shell and top with beef mixture.  Arrange tacos upright in bean mixture.
  4. Cover with foil and bake until bubbly, 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove foil, top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted an tacos are crispy, about 6 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with scallions or all your favorite taco toppings!

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