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Topsy Turvy Taco Bake

by Laura

I am always looking for a recipe that is a twist on staple meal in our house. It’s always fun to have something we like to have but presented in a new way. I saw this recipe and it was a fun twist on tacos. We have tacos all the time at our house.
Angel Shannon presented this recipe on a local television show called Good Things Utah. It is so delicious. The best way to describe how this turns out it is it’s like a Mexican meat loaf with a corn bread layer. The topsy turvy part comes in when you invert this when you serve it. This was fun for a change and I will be putting it in my tried and true file.
Topsy Turvy Taco Bake

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Topsy Turvy Taco Bake


  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef (raw)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. instant onion (just the dried minced stuff)
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 (8.5 oz.) pkg. cornmeal muffin mix (I used a Jiffy mix)
  • Dressings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, shredded lettuce, green onions, cheese, black olives, salsa, and sour cream (whatever you like on your taco)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine beef, egg, onion, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Spread in even layer in bottom of 10-in baking dish (I used an 11×8 dish).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Prepare cornmeal muffin mix according to package directions. Spread over top of the beef. Continue baking at 400 degrees for 15 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Turn upside down on serving plate and top with tomatoes, avocado, black olives and cheese; dollop sour cream on individual servings. Serves 9.
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KCQuilter August 3, 2008 - 6:51 am

I am assuming the ground beef needs to be cooked first? Sounds scrumptious and I will try it soon!

Nonna August 3, 2008 - 5:49 am

I’m gonna give this one a try! It sounds really good!

Mommy's Kitchen August 2, 2008 - 7:52 pm

Laura this looks really good. I am always looking for something new. My family loves new taco twist meals. So they just might like this. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog. visit again soon.

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma August 2, 2008 - 12:07 pm

That sounds good!! I am hungry!!

Jen August 2, 2008 - 11:11 am

This one sounds great. I am going to try it this week.


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