UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pin it and share it... "Taco Casserole"


I've been wanting to add new recipes to our meal menu, and finally found the perfect chance.  Katie @ Bower Power is having a pinterest challenge of sorts.  Pin something, make it, and then share it! 

So here we go.  I found a recipe that I knew would be a hit with us, the original poster called it "Mexican casserole",I pinned it HERE, but I have my own version of a Mexican casserole, so I will be calling this one "Taco casserole" instead.
The recipe was super easy, and really quick! Here is the recipe from the original poster, blog chef.....

Mexican Casserole

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

image above from blog chef
Ingredients:
1lb ground beef
1 (1 ¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups Colby jack cheese
1 cup salsa
1 (2 1/3 ounce) can sliced black olives (drained)
1 tomato (chopped)
2 cups corn chips (crushed)


Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large skillet brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions by adding the amount of water stated on the package. Set aside. Heat refried beans in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and 1 cup of salsa. Stir until combined.
Step 2: Place crushed corn chips onto the bottom of an 8×8” casserole dish. Pour the bean mixture over the chips in the casserole dish. Add taco meat on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top of the taco meat. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over the cheese.
Step 3: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes.

Yield: (4 Servings)

How MINE turned out
I did a few things different, for example I added the tomatoes and olives before baking and topped with sour cream and diced avocados when serving.  Also, I buy the 5lb logs of hamburger and come home and separate and preground each pound.  So for this recipe all I had to do was dump my preground hamburger in the pan to warm up and I added the taco seasonings well it reheated.  Saved a bit of time.

All in all, I loved this.  It will be on our regular menu for sure.  Hope you all enjoy it too!


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1 comments:

Emily said...

Ooooh- this looks yummy!! I bet my husband would love this. I have a similar casserole that I make that's called a mexican lasagna- layering the meat filling and tortillas. It's delicious! I love Pinterest for all the new recipe ideas!!! :)

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