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Taco Bake

 Taco Bake
Taco Bake is a specialty of Marlene Logan's in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her hearty dish is perfect for a hungry family or to serve to company.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package (1-1/4 ounces) taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (8 ounce) shell macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium heat; drain.
  • Add the water, taco seasoning and tomato sauce; mix. Bring to a
  • boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in macaroni,
  • chilies and 1-1/2 cups of cheese. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt.
  • baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake at 350°
  • for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 380 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1,205 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.