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Taco Biscuit Bake

Your whole gang will enjoy this fresh Mexican bake. It’s a tasty new take on tacos. —Sara Martin, Whitefish, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 tubes (12 ounces each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili con carne
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Salsa and sour cream, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, quarter the biscuits; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with beef mixture, chili and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.

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  • Doug
    Dec 3, 2019

    Excellent meal for a working couple or family. I added Rotel Tomatoes (fire roasted) to the mixture and yellow onion that was browned with the hamburger. All were pleased with the taste of the dish.

  • TonyaRenee06
    Jun 4, 2014

    It was good but not great.

  • MaryFaith528
    Jan 8, 2014

    I halved the recipe but still used the full can of chili. Not very healthy but the family liked it. Would make again.

  • msu4two
    Oct 27, 2013

    I made this tonight. Although we liked it enough to probably make it again, it won't be going into our favorite recipes. It was just okay. After reading the previous comments about too much bread, I used only one 6 oz. tube of biscuits in a 9 x 7 1/2 glass baking dish. It was still too much bread. Between the chili, taco seasoning, and the cheese, it was much too salty for my taste. Next time I'll probably use half a package of taco seasoning instead.

  • NoodleNel
    Apr 8, 2013

    This was very tasty, but too much bread and not enough filling. I would either use 2 lbs. of meat and 2 taco seasonings or I would use 1 tube of biscuits and cook in a 11X7 dish instead.

  • peacharmadillo
    Apr 4, 2012

    We loved the concept with the biscuits and salsa and my kids liked arranging the biscuits in the pan. We may try it again, but we would cut out the chili and fill in with more of the taco meat.

  • ReaderLouise
    Feb 23, 2012

    Has anybody made half this recipe? Or made it in two dishes and frozen one? It sounds good, but too much for two people. Thanks.

  • jenb.
    Aug 10, 2011

    I diced some onion and jalapeno pepper in with the hamburger mixture and browned it all together. I substituted two cans of the crescent rolls instead of biscuits. Layered one can on the bottom, added the filling and cheese, and layed the second can of rolls on the next layer, then remaining filling and cheese. Served it with the lettuce, tomato's, sour cream and salsa. My family loved it!

  • jenb.
    Aug 10, 2011

    Many of you said you couldn't find Chili Con Carne at your local grocery store. I found it at several stores in the Canned Chili aisle. Nalleys and several other brands had it in the 15 oz. cans. Chili Con Carne is in smaller letters around the middle of the can. Krogers, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons all have it.

  • mltlc47
    Aug 8, 2011

    I added onion and a can of chili no beans and some diced tomatoes(lycopene)I used the flaky type biscuits(the ones that come apart in layers) and divided each in half-voila'-thinner crust.absolutely yummy!!