Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This came from a bottle of Ortega Taco Sauce. I have been holding onto to this little 2 by 3 inch label with the recipe on it for years, so I figured I better post it before I lose it! If I don't have taco shells, sometimes I use broken tortilla chips. I did tweak it to our tastes a bit. We really enjoy it...hope you do, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Grease 11 x 7 inch baking dish.
  3. Cook beef and onion until beef is browned; drain.
  4. Stir in taco sauce, water, chiles and seasoning mix.
  5. Cook over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Layer half of broken shells on bottom of baking dish.
  7. Cover with half of meat mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
  8. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Most Helpful

Hubby and I liked this for something different from the ordinary taco. We did not use chili's in ours. I would say the servings would be 4 big ones or 6 medium. I am not sure this would serve 8 people. We froze 2 containers for him to take to work for lunch. The fact it has shells right in it makes it an easier lunch for him. I ate mine as a taco salad and he ate his using taco shells to "scoop" it up with. Thanks for the recipe.

Packer Backer Pammy January 22, 2005

Made this tonight and it was great. I did not have any taco sauce so instead used a can of diced tomatoes and chilies. It's a keeper.

QueSiDia September 27, 2007

This was very good. I used Velveeta cheese and it was nice and creamy. Thanks!

adena mangis February 05, 2006