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Make-Ahead Taco Cheesy Filling
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Make-Ahead Taco Cheesy Filling

45 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
30 Min(s) Cook
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.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.
3
Heat oven to 350°F. Bake taco filling, uncovered, 20 to 30 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve as a taco filling, over tortilla chips for nachos, or as a topper for hot baked potatoes.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Top with shredded lettuce, finely chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions and/or sliced black olives just before serving.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Stir 1 drained 11-oz. can corn or 1 rinsed 15-oz. can black beans into the cooked meat mixture before refrigerating.
Nutrition
Calories
200
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
12%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 750mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
3%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 4g
8%
Protein 21g
42%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
20%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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