Spicy Taco Bake

This is an easy dish for a crowd. Serve with all your favorite taco additions like sour cream, salsa, guacamole, sliced jalapenos, fresh cilantro.


    Yield: 6 to 8 people (one 13 X 9 pan)

    • 1 lb. lean hamburger
    • 1 TBSP minced dried onion
    • 2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp cumin
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • dash cayenne pepper, or more if you like it hot
    • ½ tsp dried oregano or 1 tsp fresh oregano
    • 1 can (10 oz.) RO-TEL tomatoes (original)
    • 1½ cups water (divide in half)
    • 1¾ cup of Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
    • 1 egg or egg substitute
    • 1¾ cups Monterey Jack cheese-shredded (divide in half)
    • 1½ cups of crushed gluten-free corn chips

    Preheat oven to 375°.

    Brown hamburger, and drain any excess oil. Add spices to meat: onion, chili powder, paprika, garlic, cumin, salt & pepper, cayenne, and oregano. Then add half the can of RO-TEL tomatoes (save other half), plus ¾ cup of water. Let meat mixture simmer for 10 minutes.

    Meanwhile, mix Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix with egg and ¾ cup of water, plus the other half of the can of RO-TEL tomatoes, juice and all. Spray a 13” X 9” baking pan. Pour baking mixture into prepared pan. Spread to cover all of the pan.

    Pour meat mixture over the baking mix, spreading to cover all of pan. Now put half of the cheese on top, then put all of the corn chips sprinkled over, then add the rest of the shredded cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned on top.

    © Pamela's Products, Inc.

    Recipe submitted by Noreen W. for 2012 Recipe Contest

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

Love this recipe. Use spaghetti sauce instead of tomatoes since that's what I had on hand. Also used dairy free cheese. Kids and hubby love it. My weekly go-to


This recipe turned out very nice and my family enjoyed it. The crunchy top was a nice contrast to the dough bottom.


I've made this recipes many times now. It is delicious and easy to make. Many times I use a combination of meat and hamburger instead of just meat. It was too spicy for some of my family so I ended up using mild Rotel and adjusted the spices.


Really tasty! My 19-year old daughter said the flavors 'blew her mind', but it a great way.