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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 380 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1205mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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    Jul 20, 2013

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  • hicklace
    Feb 7, 2013

    The taste was good and enjoyed by the entire family - even the 15 month old. Next time I will add some corn and black beans.

  • deninejaxn
    Jan 22, 2013

    Very easy very good. The family loved it. going on the monthly menu.

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    Nov 3, 2011

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  • hcdearmore
    Aug 20, 2011

    An old favorite; easy & has simple, handy ingredients. Very tasty. Might want to reduce pasta to 6 oz and use less chilies if family is sensitive to such. Monterey Jack is a good alternative to the cheddar.

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    Aug 24, 2010

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    May 16, 2010

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