Taco Bake is one of those main dish recipes that you can't get enough of! This amazing 7-ingredient Tex-Mex casserole is filled with a tasty beef mixture, cheese and tortilla chips. It's so quick and easy to make that you can whip it up for week night dinners. Kid-friendly and gluten free.
8 to 12oz. pkg.Colby-Monterey Jack cheeseshredded (use more if you like a lot of cheese)
1bagCorn tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and drain fat.
Add the diced tomatoes with green chilies, water, sour cream and taco seasoning mix.
Let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
In the bottom of a greased 9x13” baking dish, place a layer of tortilla chips.
Cover with a layer of meat mixture then a layer of cheese.
Repeat this process until the last layer is cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.
NOTE: Taco Bake is a very simple recipe with limited ingredients. If you want to amp up the flavors and texture of this casserole, add a layer of any or all of the following: drained, whole kernel corn, drained pinto or black beans, sliced olives, diced red & green bell peppers, sliced jalapeno peppers, and green onions after the first layer of cheese is applied.NOTE: A small amount of diced, seeded jalapeno peppers can be added to the meat mixture if you want more heat.NOTE: If you want to increase the heat in the recipe try Pepper Jack cheese for all or part of the cheese.NOTE: Do not overcook the recipe or the casserole can dry out.NOTE: Extra cheese helps prevent the casserole from getting too dry.