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Taco Bake- (S)

Molly Miller
A quick and easy low carb mexican casserole your whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 c. low sugar pizza sauce I love Great Value
  • 1 c. low sugar salsa
  • Fresh cilantro optional
  • ½ c. of seasoning mix or diced onions and peppers optional
  • 1 can black beans
  • 5 large low carb tortillas
  • 3 T. melted butter
  • 3 c. grated cheese Mexican, Colby Jack &/or Cheddar

Instructions
 

  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Brush Butter on Tortillas with a basting brush
  • Rip tortillas into smaller pieces, set aside
  • Brown ground beef, drain excess fat
  • Add seasonings and spices (except cilantro if using)
  • Mix in pizza sauce, salsa, and seasoning mix if using
  • Add black beans
  • Spray a 9 x 13 pan with coconut oil
  • Start layering your casserole
  • Pour half the meat mixture into the bottom of the pan
  • Cover with a layer of ½ the tortilla pieces
  • Sprinkle 1 c. of cheese on top
  • Repeat steps 10-12, sprinkling the remainder of the cheese on top
  • Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes
  • Take foil off and broil on 425 for another 5 or until the cheese gets golden brown
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro
  • Enjoy with a side salad, crudities or steamed broccoli or green beans

Optional, make 2 different versions of this casserole in 2 smaller pans. One for the pickier eaters without the peppers or onions and possibly regular tortillas (I do this for my kids) and one for the THM eaters in the house or the low carb eaters.