night before taco bake

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By Sharon Whitley
from Houston, TX

Prepare the night before, then pop in the oven for dinner tonight. A great help for busy working people.

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For night before taco bake

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 c
    frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry
  • 1 can
    (11 oz) sweet yellow and white corn
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilies
  • 1 pkg
    less sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 1 jar
    (8 oz) taco sauce
  • 3 c
    coarsely broken white corn chips (about 5 ozs.)
  • 2 c
    shredded mexican cheesse blend
  • garnish as desired with lettuce, sour cream, jalepenos, whatever you like.

How To Make night before taco bake

  • 1
    Spray 12 X 8 inch (2 quart) glass baking dish and sheet of foil (large enough to cover dish) with nonstick cooking spray. In skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked, drain.
  • 2
    Stir in bell pepper and onion, corn, green chilies and taco seasoning mix. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until bell peppers and onions are tender. Stir in taco sauce. Remove from heat
  • 3
    Spoon half of the beef mixture evenly in bottom of baking dish. Cover with 2 cups of the chips. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the cheese over the chips. Spoon remaining half of beef mixture evenly over cheese. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese Top evenly with remaining 1 cup of chips. Cover baking dish tightly with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to bake, heat oven to 375. Bake casserole, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 2/4 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5-20 minutes or until casserole is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Cut into squares. Garnish with a little lettuce, sour cream, jalapenos if desired.