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Sweet Corn Taco Bake

taco bake

If your family is like mine taco night is a BIG hit.  Everyone seems to like Mexican food in my house.  The kids love it because it tastes good and I love it because you can be so creative.  Whether you like sweet, spicy, cheesy, creamy, crunchy or all of the above you can make it happen with Mexican food.

Now one of the problems I’ve found with making taco night is that well..  there are just so many sides to put out and it creates a lot of dishes.  I created this easy to bake recipe to streamline the whole taco making process.  An added plus is that this is great recipe to make on the weekend and have ready to heat up for later in the week.  Now before I go into the recipe, let me tell you why this dish has it all.  Black beans add protein and fiber, cheese provides calcium, corn boosts both iron and antioxidants in your diet , beef is a good source of both iron and protein, and finally tomatoes are rich with vitamin C .

Sweet Corn Taco Bake
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: one cup
  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 9.5
  • Saturated fat: 4.3
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 241
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 32
  • Cholesterol: 78

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and heat up later in the week for a quick, healthy, tasty dinner the whole family will LOVE
Ingredients
  • one pound ground beef or turkey
  • one sweet onion, chopped
  • one yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • one 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • one package taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ can black beans
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • one cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • optional toppings include salsa, light sour cream and avocado

Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. chop one large onion and one yellow pepper and add to skillet
  3. cook on medium high for a few minutes while adding the ground beef, cook until meat is browned
  4. using a colander drain excess fat, add beef back to skillet along with taco seasoning, ¾ cup water, and crushed tomatoes
  5. simmer 10-15 minutes
  6. add in ½ can black beans and corn and gently stir turning heat off
  7. cut 6 corn tortillas in half
  8. use casserole dish and layer meat, ½ tortillas and ½ the cheese, repeat
  9. top with green onions and bake in the oven for 25 minutes

myrdn

myrdn

Nutritionist, runner, yogi, gourmet chef, blogger, mother and wife

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