Taco Loaf
  • Servings: 12-16
  • Lean ground beef 1 lb.
  • Chopped onion 1/2 cup
  • Chopped green pepper 1/2 cup
  • Chopped red pepper 1/2 cup
  • Jar of bean dip 9 oz.
  • Can of diced green chilies 4 oz.
  • Envelope of taco seasoning mix 1 1/4 oz.
  • French bread loaf, cut in half lengthwise
  • Diced tomato 1/2 cup
  • Sliced green onion 1/4 cup
  • Grated Cheddar (or mozzarella or 1 cup
  • Monterey Jack With Jalapeño) cheese
  1. Scramble-fry ground beef and onion in medium frying pan for about 5 minutes until beef is no longer pink. Add both peppers. Sauté for 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add bean dip, green chilies and taco seasoning. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until heated through.
  3. Divide and spread beef mixture on each loaf half. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Divide and sprinkle tomato, green onion and cheese over beef mixture. Broil about 8 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.
  5. Each half cuts into 6 to 8 pieces, for a total of 12 to 16 pieces.
Tastes just like a taco. Loaf is a novel idea—a pleasing change from typical tortillas. You can chop the peppers, tomato and green onion while the ground beef is cooking. Grating the cheese directly over the loaves saves time and clean up.