Easy Layered Taco Bake simple recipe

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This layered Taco Bake is a simple and quick weeknight meal with layers of tortillas, ground beef and salsa con queso!

Duration :

Prep Time : 15 minutes 
Cook Time : 30 minutes 
Total Time : 45 minutes 
Servings    : 6
Calories     : 349kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • water as called for on back of seasoning packet (usually 3/4 cup water)
  • 1/2 cup salsa con queso
  • 3 (8-inch) flour tortillas (soft taco size)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (divided use)


  • Brown and crumble 1 pound ground beef. Drain excess grease.
  • Add in 1 packet taco seasoning and water as called for on back of seasoning packet (usually 3/4 cup) following directions on back of seasoning packet.
  • Once the taco meat is ready, turn off heat and add in 1/2 cup salsa con queso. Give it a good stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray an 8-inch round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Layer the bottom of the pan with one of the 3 (8-inch) flour tortillas.
  • Now add about 1/3 of the ground beef taco filling on the the first layer.
  • Then add 1/3 of the 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend.
  • Continue until you are done with all the layers: another tortilla, more taco mixture, more cheese.
  • Bake at 350F degrees for about 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Slice and serve. Top with desired toppings.


  • Serve with sour cream and diced tomatoes on top, if desired.
  • Use as little or as much cheese as you like.
  • If the salsa con queso is too spicy for you, just use a regular cheese dip.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 275mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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