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Colorful Taco Bake Recipe
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Colorful Taco Bake

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"Get ready for a new dimension to the ever-popular taco. With this recipe you can prepare the recipe in the oven and apply your favorite topping before eating."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. In a skillet cook ground beef and taco seasoning according to package directions.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine baking mix and cold water. Mix until soft dough forms; spread in prepared baking dish. Spread beef mixture over dough.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; do not over bake. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into 6 equal pieces and serve with toppings.
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  • Tip:
  • Use shredded taco-seasoned cheese and RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES MEXICAN FIESTA for even greater taco flavor!

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2009

This was really delicious after I made a few little changes. Instead of "baking mix", I crushed up Doritos for the base. I covered that with the taco meat and shredded cheese before baking. When it came out of the oven, I spread sour cream over it, then added shredded lettuce, diced spring/garden onions, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, green chilis, and drizzled taco sauce over it. My family and our friends loved it! It's a recipe that has been filed under "Favorites" in my recipe book!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 22, 2012

I would really have to be desperate to make this again. Prepared exactly as directed using 8" pan. I assumed the mix would rise up and somewhat encompass the meat. Nope (if I had looked at picture, I would have seen that). It doesn't take a genius to figure out baking already cooked taco meat in a 450 oven for 25 minutes results in just one thing. Dried out, burnt meat. Dry dry dry. We're talking Mojave Desert here. The crust was fine, but what's the point in that if the meat is burnt to a crisp??? Well, not burnt to a crisp, but certainly overcooked to an inedible degree. Maybe if it had been baked with the cheese on top, it would have protected the meat somewhat, but I'll never know. Sorry Charlie.

Jan 12, 2010

tasty, simple and easy to adjust to what I have on hand. Since i live alone i cook it up then cut it into servings before I freeze it all to be lunches later

Mar 17, 2009

This recipe was great. kinda like a taco salad. i will make this again and again. thanks for the recipe.

Jan 20, 2009

This was really good! A much better alternative to plain old burgers or tacos for dinner. Just used what was on hand and we all loved it.

Nov 29, 2008

YUMMY! We really liked this. We LOVE tacos, but this was easier and less mess! We topped with canned tomatos and chiles, sour cream, and lettuce.

Sep 23, 2008

I used this to use up leftover taco meat. It was very tasty and different enough from tacos to make it worth it!

Sep 15, 2008

My 10 year old daughter hates tacos but she went to town on this. I also enjoyed this. Thanks for the post.


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.5 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 973 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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