Monday, December 28, 2009

Taco Bake: Quick + Easy to Make Dinner Recipe

If you're looking for an affordable dinner to make that will fill hearty appetites, Taco Bake is a great meal to add onto your menu!

  • 1 -1.25lbs ground beef (depending on size of family) ($2-2.25)
  • 2 cups of tortilla chips (less than 1/2 of $2 bag ~$1)
  • 1-2 cups of shredded cheese (up to $1.88)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning ($0.88)
  • 1 small (~8oz) can of tomato sauce ($0.27)
  • 1 can of crescent rolls ($1.88)

Total cost: approx: $8


Brown Meat in large frying/sautee pan.
While meat is browning, lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish.
Set aside, and return to the meat.
Drain excess grease, then add the can of sauce and the Taco Seasoning.
Stir together well, and let simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
Unroll crescent roll into your baking pan to make one solid sheet for a crust.
Pinch seams closed.
Crush about a cup of tortilla chips and layer on top of the crescent roll dough.
Take taco seasoned meat and pour evenly over the crushed tortilla chips.
Add shredded cheese (Mexican Mix or Colby/Monterey are our favorites!) over the meat, and then crush another cup or so of tortilla chips to form an even layer over cheese.

Bake in the oven at 350*F for 20-30 minutes or until top is browned, and crescent rolls on the bottom appear golden.

Serve with sour cream and salsa to compliment on the side or on top.

Family tip:
Kids love to help with the chips and cheese during this meal!


Natalie A. December 28, 2009  

This recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

The Halton Mom December 28, 2009  

Sounds yummy. Very adorable helper you have there. Thanks for sharing the recipe with step by step photos I love that!

Brandy December 29, 2009  

That sounds yummy!!

Darcie December 29, 2009  

Sounds great! I am going to try it this week! Thanks!

kenan and tree January 16, 2010  

i'm vegetarian, so i'll substitute tempeh and black beans for the beef, but it sounds really good! i can't wait to try it.

MsAngelasFinds March 26, 2012  

This sounds really good and I love the cost! You can't beat it! This is a great way to use up my left over taco meat, since I always make way too much. I hope you don't mind me sharing this on Pinterest and linking it back to your blog. I like to keep all my recipes in the same place so I can find them easily. :) Thanks for sharing this!
Angela Michels

Lauren @4BabyAndMom March 27, 2012  

Thanks Angela!

Kari Ann Paul-Dent October 24, 2013  

Great recipe but where is hamburger 2 bucks a pound?


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