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15 INGREDIENTS 11 STEPS 1hr

Cheesy Baked Tacos

These are so warm and good: full of beef, rice, and cheese! And topped with more cheese! You will wonder why you have never made Cheesy Baked Tacos before.
Cheesy Baked Tacos Recipe | SideChef
These are so warm and good: full of beef, rice, and cheese! And topped with more cheese! You will wonder why you have never made Cheesy Baked Tacos before.
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Ingredients

Servings
10
US / METRIC
2 lb
Lean Ground Beef
3 cups
Monterey Jack Cheese , shredded
1 pckg
Mexican Rice , cooked
1/2 cup
Salsa
1/2 pckg
Taco Seasoning
2 cups
Shredded Cheddar Cheese , freshly shredded
12 fl oz
Evaporated Milk
1/2 Tbsp
Hot Sauce
to taste
Lettuce , shredded
to taste
Tomatoes , chopped
to taste
Scallions , chopped
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
647
FAT
32.2 g
PROTEIN
44.2 g
CARBS
45.4 g

Author's Notes

To keep the bottom of our Cheesy Baked Tacos from getting soggy, we sprinkled a layer of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese in the bottom of each shell.

If you don’t have Mexican rice, super easy to make your own by stirring a little salsa or canned green chiles into leftover white or brown rice.

For TortillaLand® Fresh Ready to Cook Tortillas:

1. Preheat a non-stick pan to medium heat (440ºF). No butter or oil required.

2. Place tortilla in a pan and cook for 30 seconds until slightly golden and tortilla begins to puff.

3. Turn tortillas over, and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Cook thoroughly before eating. Caution: tortilla will be hot. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Do not mix cooked and uncooked tortillas. Try cooking the tortillas on the grill or BBQ - grill tortillas until they have grill marks on both sides.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. You may not have room for all 10, so if not, use an additional 9x9-inch dish.
Step 2
Once oven is warm, lightly spray one side of each of the TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas (10) and drape carefully over the oven rack. Gently press them down into a taco shape. Bake for about 7 minutes, until the shells are golden brown and crispy. Do not over-bake, since they will get more firm as they cool.
Step 3
Carefully remove the shells with tongs and let cool on the counter.
Step 4
In a large skillet, brown Lean Ground Beef (2 lb) over medium-high heat. Halfway through cooking, stir in the Taco Seasoning (1/2 pckg) . Continue cooking until meat is browned and no longer pink.
Step 5
Reduce heat to low, stir in Salsa (1/2 cup) and Monterey Jack Cheese (1 cup) . Stir and simmer until cheese is melted through. Remove from heat.
Step 6
Place the prepared shells in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle a little Monterey Jack Cheese (2 cups) into the bottom of each shell. Then evenly layer each shell with the Mexican Rice (1 pckg) . Top evenly with the cheese and meat mixture. Finish by topping each taco with the remaining cheese.
Step 7
Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until the tacos are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Step 8
Now, make the cheesy sauce. In a medium sized bowl, toss Shredded Cheddar Cheese (2 cups) with Corn Starch (1 Tbsp) . Toss until well coated. Transfer cheese mixture to medium sauce pan. Add Evaporated Milk (8 fl oz) and Hot Sauce (1/2 Tbsp) . Cook over low heat, stirring constantly.
Step 9
Continue to cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add the remaining Evaporated Milk (4 fl oz) slowly, stirring until well blended and heated through.
Step 10
Stir in Chipotle Peppers (2 Tbsp) .
Step 11
Serve the tacos warm with the Chipotle Cheesy Sauce, Lettuce (to taste) , Tomatoes (to taste) , Scallions (to taste) , and Sour Cream (to taste) . Enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
647
% Daily Value*
Fat
32.2 g
41%
Saturated Fat
17.8 g
89%
Trans Fat
0.3 g
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Cholesterol
127.5 mg
42%
Carbohydrates
45.4 g
17%
Fiber
0.6 g
2%
Sugars
5.1 g
--
Protein
44.2 g
88%
Sodium
1195.5 mg
52%
Vitamin D
0.4 µg
2%
Calcium
669.8 mg
52%
Iron
4.4 mg
24%
Potassium
487.9 mg
10%
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