Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this off an internet site years ago and it's my favorite Mexican dish to make. It was from Roy Clark in Midwest Living Oct 1984. I have also made it with shredded chicken breast, and the last couple of times I made it I added a can of drained, rinsed light kidney beans. It's so yummy, honest! I lighten it up just a little using Campbell's "healthy" cream of chicken soup and skim or low fat milk. I also don't add the entire pack of taco seasoning...maybe about 3/4....but it's a taste preference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large skillet, brown ground beef and chopped onion.
  3. Drain off fat.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
  5. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir together soup and milk.
  8. Spoon half of soup mixture into a 9 x 13" baking dish.
  9. Use 12 tortilla halves to place over the soup in dish, covering the bottom of the dish with no spaces.
  10. Spoon meat mixture over tortillas.
  11. Top with remaining tortillas.
  12. Spoon remaining soup mixture over tortillas.
  13. Top with cheese.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.


Most Helpful

I needed something easy to fix tonight for dinner. I came across this recipe and had to try it, boy am I glad I did. Everyone loved it. The only changes I made was to make it in a 11-1/2 x 7-inch pan and I used flour tortillas my husband doesn't like corn tortillas. This was so flavorful and so easy. Next time I will use about 3/4 or less taco seasoning it was a little spicey for my little ones. We will be having this often. Thanks so much for posting shells75!

children from A to Z October 16, 2008

I made this while also making the Easy Taco Pie. It was easy to prepare and very tasty. Everyone at my house loved it and I have some picky eaters. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I think next time I will try nacho cheese soup instead of cream of chicken and see how that fares. Thanks again.

The Domestic Diva December 30, 2004

My husband and I love this recipe. It is so easy I can whip it together when we come home from work and with the two of us we can have it for two nights. The only thing I substitute is ground turkey for ground beef. Even made it for company one night using shredded chicken. Yummy.

beaverella December 22, 2004

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