My original plan was to make tacos tonight but I decided to mix it up a little and I'm so glad I did. This taco bake was amazing! You can prepare it ahead of time and just pop it in the oven 20 minutes before you are ready to eat!
Adapted from Taste of Home
Cal 254, Fat 10.3g, Carbs 15.1g, Fiber 3g, Protein 22.5g
1 pound ground beef (I used lean ground turkey)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/2 cup water
1 cup crushed tortilla chips (I used baked scoops)
1 cup refried black beans
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup petite diced tomatoes
Toppings: chopped lettuce and tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, sour cream and picante sauce
In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, water, tomatoes and refried beans. Cook and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes; set aside.
Place 1/2 of the chips in a greased baking dish. Top with beef mixture, more crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and olives. Serve with sour cream and picante sauce. Enjoy!