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

4 5

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

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