Okay, so years ago before I saw the light of cooking from scratch and healthy eating I used to buy box mixes for both baking and dinners. Sad, I know. But I have had a few pretty delicious things like that. One of which I continue to make today, only now I make it from scratch and not a box. It was called Taco Bake, which I still call it.
What is Taco Bake you ask? It’s fairly simple. First you must gather your ingredients. A minimum of one pound ground beef, I prefer two pounds, velveeta or any cheese that you prefer, soft tortilla shells and salsa if desired. First step is to cook the ground beef. Once the ground beef is cooked the whole way through you season it with taco seasoning, which you can find in almost any grocery store with the taco ingredients. After the meat is cooked and seasoned you can mix the salsa in if desired. From this point on it is simply a matter of layering everything.
You start with a flour tortilla on the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish. Next you scoop some of your taco meat on top and finally finish that layer off with a few slices of cheese. Repeat the layers until you run out of taco meat.
Once finished layering bake the Taco Bake at 400 degree for 20 to 30 minutes. Time to enjoy! Top with sour cream and lettuce or eat it just like it is. The best part about this dish is that you can enjoy it however you like just as you would a taco.