Loaded Taco Bake

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Serving: Serves 6


Recipe provided by Ortega
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Directions

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1: Wash hands with soap and water.
2: Rinse all fresh produce under cold water and pat dry prior to prepping.
3: In a large cast iron or high sided skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic, cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until beef is no longer pink and golden, about 8 minutes. Drain fat and return to medium-high heat.
4: Pour in crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, green chili, taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
5: Spread a small amount of the beef mixture on the bottom of a 8-by-10 inch baking dish, then top with a layer of taco shells. Add a third of the meat mixture, 1/3 of the cheese, then repeat with another layer of taco shells, beef and cheese. Top with the remaining layer of the taco shells and the remaining third of the meat mixture. Sprinkle top with taco shells broken in small pieces and the remaining cheese.
6: Bake until cheese is melty and the casserole is warmed through, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with some of the avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, green onion and chiles and serve with more on the side.

 

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Big Y's recipes reflect the guidance of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. To learn more
visit https://www.fightbac.org/