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

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