Cheesy Taco Bake

Carbs Per Serving: 52 grams carbs total
Effort: Easy

1 cup Atkins Bake mix
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 large eggs — slightly beaten
3/4 cup water
4 ounces green chile — canned -do not drain
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 dash cayenne
1/2 teaspoon cumin — ground type
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
8 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper — each
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup monterey jack cheese

How to Prepare:
Preheat oven to 350f. Spray a 9″ pan (spring form, cake, or square) with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix bake mix, cream, water, eggs, green chilis, salt, pepper, cayenne and cumin. Pour and spread in the prepared pan, covering bottom evenly. If this is too thick to work with -add 1/4 cup water and mix in. If it’s too thin -let it sit a few minutes to firm up. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until it starts to brown. While the crust is baking: brown ground beef with onions and seasonings. Pour in tomato sauce and heat through. Pour into the crust and bake for 20 more minutes, then sprinkle on cheese and bake another 10 minutes.
Approx 6-8 servings.

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