Layered Taco Bake

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Do I post too many Mexican dishes?  I know that pretty much all Mexican food uses the same list of ingredients, just put together in different ways.  So some of these Mexican recipes may seem a bit redundant.  However, the hubs and I LOVE Mexican, so any version of the same ol’ stuff is good to us.  The not-so-secret ingredient in this dish is the salsa con queso.  It provides a unique and creamy flavor/texture that we loved!

This tasted great, but the pictures don’t really show it off well.  Maybe I should’ve let it cool a few more minutes before taking it out of the pan.  Or, even better, if I’d had a springform pan, then you’d really see how cool this could look!  It’s sort of like a taco pie, with built in layers.  In the pictures, you may or may not be able to see them, but they’re there!

Layered Taco Bake

Yields: 6 servings

Layered Taco Bake


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • water as called for on back of seasoning packet
  • 3 large flour tortillas (8-inch size)
  • 1/2 cup Salsa Con Queso
  • 1 1/2-2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • (optional) sour cream, diced tomatoes for topping


  1. Brown ground beef.  Drain excess grease.  Add in taco seasoning and water (following directions on back of seasoning packet).
  2. Once the taco meat is ready, turn off heat and stir in 1/2 cup salsa con queso.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Spray an 8-inch round springform pan with nonstick cooking spray (If you don't have a springform pan, a regular 8 inch round cake pan would work).
  4. Layer the bottom of  the pan with a flour tortilla.  Add about 1/3 of the ground beef taco filling on the the first layer.  Then add 1/3 of the shredded cheese.  Continue until you are done with all the layers: another tortilla, more taco mixture, more cheese.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges are slightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.  Then slice and serve with optional toppings.

Source: The Country Cook

26 thoughts on “Layered Taco Bake

  1. Thanks for stopping by and for liking my post. This looks delicious, I love cheese and I’m a carnivore…so I would love to eat this.. and I love corn too! Have a great week!

  2. YUM!! Being from Texas, we are totally crazy for Mexican food and can eat it several times a week without tiring of it You are right, most mexican food are the same ingredients, just put together differently, but we love them anyway… Thanks for a unique take on the usual mexican recipe.

  3. You know something else that would be great in this dish….Add Mexican Rice from (Knorr) and Refried Beans. Yummy !!! Just found your site and am going crazy with printing recipes and planning all of next months meals, lol. You have plenty of awesome sounding recipes. Will be trying a lot of them soon. Thank You

  4. Never too much Mexican food. Sounds like a dish I used to make in college, but forgot about along the way. You got me craving this right now and its 6:30 in the morning. Love the blog.

  5. I made this for the first time a couple of years ago and it was a huge hit. My husband loves it with diced tomatoes, however I use a nice hot sauce, Swamp Scum, on mine and it’s awesome!! Definitely a family favorite!

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