Print Options

Back to Fiesta Surprise >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Fiesta Surprise

 Fiesta Surprise
I have a friend who is a native Californian, but developed this dish during 30 years of living in Alaska. She made it whenever she yearned for "food like back home".—Jan Seibert, Albion, California
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

    Save Now >

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 10 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and partially drained
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream


  • In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no
  • longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Cover and
  • simmer for 10 minutes. Pour 1/4 cup taco sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish; coat five tortillas on both sides with the sauce.
  • Overlap the tortillas to make bottom layer.
  • Stir one package of spinach into the beef mixture; spoon over the
  • tortillas. Top with half of the cheese. Cover with remaining
  • tortillas, overlapping as needed. Spread with remaining taco sauce.
  • Sprinkle with ham; cover with sour cream. Sprinkle remaining spinach
  • over top; cover with remaining cheese.

2 of 2

Fiesta Surprise (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Let stand
  • for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.