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Simple Taco Bake

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Makes: 20 servings Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Category: Dinner Entrees Sub Category: Beef Entrees

what you need
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or lean ground beef)
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Thick n' Chunky Salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • Chili powder to spice things up (if desired)
  • 2 large rolls croissants
  • 1 packet KRAFT Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
make it
- Preheat oven to 400°F; spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray
- Brown ground beef in skillet; drain
- Add entire jar of salsa, taco seasoning, corn (and chili powder if desired) to cooked beef
- Heat through; set aside
- Use rolling pin or hands to flatten each of the 2 croissant rolls to the size and shape of baking dish (you can do this on the counter with a little flour, on wax paper or right in the baking dish)
- Place one flattened croissant into bottom of sprayed baking dish
- Sprinkle a handful of cheese onto croissant
- Spread meat mixture evenly onto croissant in baking dish
- Sprinkle as much cheese as desired onto meat mixture
- Carefully place the remaining flattened croissant on top of meat mixture
- Bake for approx 45 minutes or until top croissant light golden brown
- With 5 minutes of baking time remaining - sprinkle a couple of handfuls of cheese on top
- Serve with sour cream and/or salsa
You could also make this same recipe substituting the beef for lean beef, chicken or ground turkey.

Baking time may vary for aluminum or glass baking dish - glass suggested.
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