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Main dishes

Make-Ahead Taco Cheesy Filling

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Here's a full-flavored cheesy filling you can make ahead of time—perfect for tacos (of course), as well as nachos or hot baked potatoes.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
6 servings

What You Need

1
lb.  lean ground beef
6
oz.  2% Milk VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2
tsp.  dried oregano leaves
1/4
tsp.  chipotle chile pepper powder (optional)
1/4
tsp.  ground cumin
1
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Mild Salsa

Make It

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Add VELVEETA and seasonings; mix well. Cook until VELVEETA is melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in salsa.

SPOON into 8-inch square baking dish; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.

HEAT oven to 350°F. Bake taco filling, uncovered, 20 to 30 min. or until heated through.

TACO BELL® and Logo are trademarks owned and licensed by Taco Bell Corp.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve as a taco filling, over tortilla chips for nachos, or as a topper for hot baked potatoes.
Special Extra
Top with shredded lettuce, finely chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions and/or sliced black olives just before serving.
Special Extra
Stir 1 drained 11-oz. can corn or 1 rinsed 15-oz. can black beans into the cooked meat mixture before refrigerating.
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