Fiesta Taco Bread
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias
"What's for supper?"
This question pops into my head as I am on my lunch break. Sadly, this happens all too often. A couple nights a week, I am quite proud of myself for planning dinner ahead, but those remaining nights, I find myself throwing something together on the fly.
As a mother of four, this is a bit of a challenge. I have to consistently create magic with recipes that everyone in my family will love. Being completely honest, I fall short at times and end up getting out a box of cereal for at least one of my little ones. While I could fall back on one of my go-to dinner ideas, I am always looking for something new, easy, and delicious.
On this particular day, I was feeling very adventurous. No pizza, no spaghetti, no sandwiches...instead, I declared it "Mexican Night" at the Hartwig house! My goal was to create something new and flavorful that every sweetheart in my family would love. To guarantee this, I knew I had to go to the big guns. My secret ingredient. ConAgra's RO*TEL is just what I needed to spice up my Fiesta Taco Bread and add the flavor that my family would fall in love with!
I gave my husband a quick call and sent him straight to Walmart. I was 100% confident that he could find everything I needed there. And the best part, by using ConAgra's canned RO*TEL and other ingredients like fresh produce and fresh bread, Mexican Night is simple and delicious!
Because I built my whole dish on Walmart's fresh French Bread (at just $1 per loaf), I knew I couldn't go wrong! Then, topping it with a combination of ingredients, bursting with flavor, this Fiesta Taco Bread was fool-proof!
Check out a complete list of ingredients and simple step-by-step directions to begin creating Mexican Night in your own kitchen!
1 loaf French Bread
1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
10 ounce can RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
3 cups shredded cheese (I use taco blend.)
1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: To prepare bread, cut it in half lengthwise. Place on a greased baking sheet and set aside.
Step 3: Brown ground beef. Drain off grease.
Step 4: Mix in taco seasoning according to package directions.
Step 5: Spread beef evenly on both halves of bread.
Step 6: Drain excess liquid off RO*TEL and add it on top of beef.
Before you grab that knife (and a tissue), try this easy kitchen hack. After quartering your red onion, use a potato peeler instead to create perfect thin slices. This will not only avoid an over-powering flavor in each bite, but it will hopefully stop those normal tears that fall when cutting onions. Because this technique is so fast, you will ideally be done before those aromas get to your eyes.
Step 7: Finally sprinkle cheese, red onions, and green onions.
Step 8: Bake for 14-16 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Be sure to let it stand for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
If your family loved this Fiesta Taco Bread, be sure to check out more amazing Mexican inspired recipes here.
- 1 loaf French Bread
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 10 ounce can RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
- 3 cups shredded cheese (I use taco blend.)
- 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- To prepare bread, cut it in half lengthwise. Place on a greased baking sheet and set aside.
- Brown ground beef. Drain off grease.
- Mix in taco seasoning according to package directions.
- Spread beef evenly on both halves of bread.
- Drain excess liquid off RO*TEL and add it on top of beef.
- Finally sprinkle cheese, red onions, and green onions.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Be sure to let it stand for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Never miss my delicious recipes, cute creations, or household tips!
This looks so yummy! I love taco anything 😉
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Do you drain the rotel? The photo looks like it was drained but the directions say nothing about it. Was wondering if the liquid would make it soggy or if the bread would soak up all the yummy flavor? It looks delicious and I want to try it!
Thank you so much for pointing that out. I did drain the excess liquid off. I will be sure to add that to my directions immediately! Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy it!
This looks great. I, too, am always looking for something new for dinner. Thanks..... Just a thought, I would add the drained Ro-Tel liquid to the ground beef after browning and adding the taco seasoning. Cook it until it thickens a bit. I also never brown ground beef without chopped onions and at least ground pepper - might skip the salt since the taco packet is going in.
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!