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Here is a recipe that is a perfect mid week night dinner. Quick and easy while you are rushing off to the next soccer game or music lesson.
It comes together quickly. Can be assembled ahead of time and baked when needed.
  • 1 package of 6" soft tortilla (8 in a package)
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef or chicken / turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 - 19 ounce / 540 ml can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 jar (about 2 cups) of medium salsa
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt (I used 1/4 cup of each)
  • 2 cups low fat shredded Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese or a combination of both (whatever kind you have on hand)
  1. Brown the beef with the onion and green pepper drain the fat if needed.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, water, beans, corn and salsa.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a 9 x 13 inch pan layer a bit of salsa, tortilla shells, sour cream mixture, cheese, beef, and continue with repeating the layers. It should give 4 layers.
  5. Top with the final amount of cheese.
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 20-30 minutes and all the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  7. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into it.
  8. Serve with a fresh crisp salad.


  1. Char, do you use the crisp tortilla shells or the soft tortilla's? It does look very good.

  2. Sounds yummy! Question are the "sauce" and "beef" in #4 referring to the same thing?

  3. What a great name!! Sounds delicious.

  4. Made this for supper today! I added onion & black olive slices, and used a cup of regular salsa and a cup of medium peach pineapple salsa. It was excellent!! Thanks for posting!

    1. I love your version with the added olives and fruit salsa.....good idea! Yum!!

  5. Oh boy - that looks so delicious! Comfort food for sure!

  6. I made this for supper. It's delicious. The flavor and texture were wonderful....not mushy or soggy. I used my own canned salsa, and freezer corn. The Cheese was a mozzarella/ Mexican type. And I used my own taco seasoning mix that I make. Thanks for the recipe. Very Good!!!!

  7. Used leftover taco mixture added sour cream, salsa, cheese mixture and corn.... with soft tacos......was delicious!

  8. This was a fantastic dish!!! My Hubby suggested that it should have more crunch so next time I will top it with crushed corn chips and will add red peppers, diced, uncooked, to the mix:) How much spice would you put in for chicken per pound?

  9. Delicious flavor! I used green salsa because that was what I had. I wasn't sure what you mean by soft tortillas in the list of ingredients, but used "tortilla shells" in the directions. I used soft FLOUR tortillas, but they seemed "mushy", so I'm thinking the next time I will use soft CORN tortillas, or maybe even tortilla chips (corn).....what do you think? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and inspiration! - a Mennonite cook here in Oregon!

  10. "Unbelievably awesome" was the text from my son, responding to the piece of Tacosagna I had dropped off for his supper. We totally loved this recipe, and so quick and easy to prepare!! Thank you Charlotte.

  11. Could this be frozen? I'm thinking of making it in 2 pans and stashing the second in the freezer for later.

    1. Sorry for the delay in answering your question. This can be frozen and freezes well. Enjoy.


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