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Beef Taco Bake

No recipe image available.Taco-flavored ground beef is baked in a yeast-risen tortilla chip-studded crust layered with typical taco toppings.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 3/4 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
3/4 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup very warm water
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips

Filling:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup water

Suggested Toppings:
1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 to 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
Chopped onion
Chopped avocado
Chopped fresh cilantro
Sour Cream
Fresh or bottled salsa
Lime wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, onion, and salt; mix well. Add warm water and oil. Mix by hand until almost smooth. Stir in chips and enough flour to make a stiff batter. Spread in well-greased 10-inch pie pan, forming a rim around edge. Cover; let rise in warm place 20 minutes.
  2. In large skillet, brown ground beef with onion. Add seasonings and water; simmer 25 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Spread meat mixture over dough. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until edge is crisp and light golden brown. Sprinkle top with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately with a dollop sour cream, salsa and a squeeze of lime.

Makes 6 servings.