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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Taco Bake / Tacos in a Pan

Like tacos? Looking for an easy way to make tacos for your family?
Try this:

Grease a 9x13 pan

Preheat oven to 350F

Roll out 2 cans of crescent rolls and spread them on the bottom & up the sides of the pan. Smoosh the seams together to form a crust.

Crush 2C tortilla chips and layer evenly over the crust.

Fry up 2lbs ground beef, add taco seasoning and salsa or tomato paste (do it however you usually do for tacos - we make ours from scratch - but feel free to use package taco seasoning)

Spread the beef mixture over the crust.

Spread 2C sour cream over the beef.

Spread 3C corn over the sour cream.

Spread 2C black beans or refried beans over the sour cream.

Spread 3C Spanish rice over the beans.

Sprinkle 3C shredded cheese (you choose the flavor) over the rice.

Crumble 1C tortilla chips over the cheese.

Bake for 38 minutes at 350F

Serve with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, black olives, diced onions, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, tortilla chips, taco sauce, hot sauce, etc

Basic Shopping List:

2 packages Crescent Rolls (generic or store brand is fine)
1 bag tortilla chips (you'll have leftovers, and yes...Doritos taste wonderful too)
2 lbs ground beef (ground turkey is fine if you prefer)
2 C sour cream (light or fat free works just as well)
2 C corn (garden fresh, frozen, or canned works the same)
2 C black or refried beans
3 C spanish rice (the package mix is fine - or make your own using your favorite recipe)
3 C shredded cheese (pre-shredded, home shredded, taco flavored, sharp cheddar...whatever floats your boat)

Extras you may want to buy:

Lettuce (shredded or a head to chop)
black olives
taco sauce
red peppers
green peppers

*****we have a child who doesn't like onions, so you'll notice they are omitted from the recipe. My husband will assure you this recipe would be MUCH tastier with onions. Please personalize this dish to suit the needs of your family.


May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and large pans of food to share with those you love!

Crystal is a church musician, babywearing mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 8, Andre 7, Breccan 2, and Delphine 11 months), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

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