Taco Bake

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

This is definitely pure comfort food! A taco meat mixture topped with cheese and baked over a cream cheese and Mexican cheese crust!

The crust before it is placed in the oven.

Ground taco meat mixture spread over the baked crust and then sprinkled with cheese.

Nice and hot out of the oven!

Taco Bake

8 tbsp or 1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese, softened 
1/4 cup egg beaters
5 tbsp Fat free half and half
1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
8 ounces low fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded

24.37 ounces 93% fat free ground beef, cooked
4 teaspoons taco seasoning
1 cup tomato puree - tomatoes chopped then pureed to equal 1 cup
4 ounces chopped green chilies
4 ounces Mexican cheese blend, shredded

For the crust, beat the cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Add the cream and seasoning. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish; spread the cheese over the bottom. Pour in the egg mixture as evenly as possible. Bake at 375ºF, 25-30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before adding the topping.
For the topping, brown the hamburger; drain fat. Stir in the seasoning, tomato sauce and chilies. Spread over the crust. Top with cheese. Reduce oven to 350ºF and bake another 20 minutes or so until hot and bubbly.

Serve with your favorite veggies!

8 servings with 1 Lean, 3 Condiments, and 1/2 Green per serving (You will need 2 1/2 more greens per serving)

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