Easy Taco Bake


Whenever I ask my husband what he feels like for dinner that week, he usually says burgers or tacos….I don’t even know why I ask anymore!  When I saw this recipe for a taco bake, I thought this would possibly curb his never ending craving for tacos!  He seemed to really enjoy it, as did I, as it was super easy to put together, and yummy too! Serves 6-8 for about $1.50/serving.



1 lb. ground beef – $2.89

1 pkg taco seasoning – (I make my own for pennies…see below for recipe)

8 oz sour cream (we don’t care for it at our house, so we omitted this layer)

1 pkg crescent rolls – $2.39

1 can tomato sauce – $0.33

1 can diced tomatoes – $0.68

1/4 cup water

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese – about $1

1 small bag Doritos chips – $2.49

Taco Seasoning:

Mix together

2 tsp. minced onion

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. garlic powder,

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. oregano



Brown the beef in a large skillet over medium heat; drain off fat.  Add taco seasoning, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and 1/4 cup water.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

While meat is simmering, lay out crescent rolls in casserole dish.  Layer with beef, then sour cream, and top with cheese.

Crumble up about 2/3 bag of chips, and put on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I made mine earlier in the day so I could get my run in just before dinner, and it looks like it would be an easy freezer meal, or a great meal to take over to a friend, or even for a potluck!


NOTE:  Next time I think I will spread a layer of refried beans on the crescent rolls, and then a layer of Mexican rice, and then the meat, cheese and chips…for an even yummier, easy taco bake!


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