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Crunchy Taco Bake

Updated on April 27, 2013

An Easy Way of Cooking a Classic Mexican Dish - A Pinterest Do!

Is there any more perfect food than a taco? It's like a sandwich but easier to hold. It's compact but taste full. If you've ever been to the southwest than hopefully you've tasted a great one. Now I am not talking about Taco Bell. Nothing wrong with Taco Bell. I grew up eating Taco Bell. But what I am talking about is an honest to goodness Taco. If you haven't...venir aquí ahora y comer un taco, come here now and eat a taco. Oh by the way, even the Taco Bell taco's taste different in California.

I ran across a great looking picture of a taco bake on Pinterest and I decided to health it up a little and give it a try. It turned out really tasty and a dish the whole family enjoyed.

It's easy, quick, affordable, and best of all Delicious. Hope you enjoy.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 30 - 40

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (or Mexican Blend)
  • 1/4 Cup Salsa Verde
  • 12 -15 Crunchy Taco Shells
  • Your Fav Toppings -
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream (Lite)
  • Avocado
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. 2. Brown the ground turkey and drain if necessary
  3. 3. Stir in the tomatoes, taco seasoning, 1/2 Cup cheese, and 1/4 Cup Salsa Verde
  4. 4. Arrange the taco shells in a 9"X13" pan so they are standing up. Fill each shell with equal portions of the meat mixture.
  5. 5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops of the filled shells.
  6. 6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. The cheese will be melted and the mer at hot
  7. 7. Top with shredded lettuce etc. OR let diners choose their own toppings Taco Bar style.
  8. Sever with Rice, Beans, & Ceasar Salad for a Complete Authentic Mexican Dinner.
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Step By Step Pictorial

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Gather your ingredients & utensils. Pre-Heat the Oven to 400 degrees.Arrange taco shells standing up in pan. Fill with meat mixture evenly then sprinkle with cheese.Brown & Drain meat. Mix in other ingredients.Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.Cut and prepare toppings.Taco Bar! Choose your favorite toppings.Hot and Crunchy. Top and Enjoy!
Gather your ingredients & utensils. Pre-Heat the Oven to 400 degrees.
Gather your ingredients & utensils. Pre-Heat the Oven to 400 degrees.
Arrange taco shells standing up in pan. Fill with meat mixture evenly then sprinkle with cheese.
Arrange taco shells standing up in pan. Fill with meat mixture evenly then sprinkle with cheese.
Brown & Drain meat. Mix in other ingredients.
Brown & Drain meat. Mix in other ingredients.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
Cut and prepare toppings.
Cut and prepare toppings.
Taco Bar! Choose your favorite toppings.
Taco Bar! Choose your favorite toppings.
Hot and Crunchy. Top and Enjoy!
Hot and Crunchy. Top and Enjoy!

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Did You Know...

The Ceasar Salad originated in Tijuana Mexico? On July 4th 1924 an Italian immigrant restaurateur who lived in San Diego came up with this now classic salad recipe when he ran out of ingredients and had to improvise.

A simple salad of romaine lettuce, croutons,parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper. It is often prepared tableside.

Delicioso!

Photo Credits

All Photos in this lens were lovingly taken by the author, JauntyGiGi, while cooking the actual family dinner. Unless otherwise indicated. Please do not use elsewhere without the author's permission”

Is It Taco Night Tonight? - Your Comments Are Appreciated

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      We love tacos over at our home! Great info!

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      It could be... :-) Wonderful lens!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi your taco bake look so yummy. I will have to try this.

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      JauntyGiGi 4 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: 25 years ago I lived in Boston for a year. The only corn tortillas I could find were canned. I was lost. ha ha. Had to come home to California.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I always bake my tacos - and love how crunchy they get. We don't have them too often because the shells are pretty pricey since they are imported. But we do eat them sometimes, and love them.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Thanks for all your valuable information about baking Tacos! Yes! I love them crunchy.

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      Jack 4 years ago

      I love Mexican food. This recipe looks delicious.

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      Connie Clyburn 4 years ago

      Love tacos! Great lens :)

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      We eat tacos a lot at my house too. I will have to try your recipe the next time.

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      francescajohnston 4 years ago

      Great idea - looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Hey this is great we had tacos this week, I like making them because they are so easy and I know that everyone will like them.

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      Sara Krentz 4 years ago from USA

      I never thought to bake them in the oven - yum!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love tacos! Just the other day, we just had a taco buffet for lunch at the school where I work. Everyone loved it.

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      I haven't tried tacos yet - it seems to be yummy :)

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      theinformationguy 4 years ago

      ummmm tacos ! I love tacos !

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      theinformationguy 4 years ago

      ummmm tacos ! I love tacos !

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      queenofduvetcover 4 years ago

      I love tacos! I will give this recipe a try.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      My Mexican friend told me that Taco is very delicious! I think I have to try it :)

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      ingridpalmer 4 years ago

      I love tacos.

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      NightMagic 4 years ago

      I love Mexican food and this sounds delicious.

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      TopReviews2u 4 years ago

      Your Crunchy Taco Bake sounds delicious. Will print it off to test it out! Thank you for Squidliking my lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want some!!!