Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Casserolé!

I’ve never been one to shy away from a good casserole. Now, a casserole with Mexican flavors?! Fuggedaboudit. Everything about this casserole SCREAMS delicious! Lots of taste…lots of texture…NO leftovers ;)

Beef Taco Casserolé

1 lb. ground beef

1 can {16 oz.}refried beans {we used Rosarita}

1 jar salsa/picante sauce {we used Market Street}

1 pkg. Taco Seasoning

2 ½ cups tortilla chips, coarsely crushed

1 medium bell pepper, chopped

4 medium green onions, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 ½ cups shredded cheese {we used Colby & Monterrey Jack}

1 cup shredded lettuce

 

Brown meat and drain.  Return to skillet and add refried beans, salsa, and taco seasoning.  Heat to boiling and make sure to occasionally stir!

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Coarsely crush your chips and place two cups on the bottom of a 2-qt. casserole dish.  I just eyed this measurement :)

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Top evenly with the beef mixture and cover with onions, 1 cup of the tomatoes, and the shredded cheese.

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Bake uncovered on 350 for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is all hot and bubbly!

tacocasserole8 Now top with lettuce, remaining 1/2 cup of tomato, & half cup of chopped tortilla chips…OR,if you like a lotta crunch, add more!!!!  I did and it was AMAZING!!!!

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Like I said, it was quick and easy, and there were NO leftovers!  I think red onions would be a pretty good addition, too…I’m definitely gonna add those next time!

OLE!

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24 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy and I've been in a mexican mood lately!

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  2. Oh this sounds soooo good. I am going to have to try it soon.

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  3. Uh, yum!!! I'm makin' this one tomorrow night!!

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  4. That looks soooo delicious! Mexican food is my favorite!

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  5. YUM!!! I love your blog. I am so bad at planning meal.Oh la la.
    Happy new friend Friday!
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    Frenchy

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  6. Here from New friend friday...and I shouldn't be looking at your blog at 11pm...my tummy is now growling. You have got some delicious looking stuff that I most definitely will be trying out...gonna have to follow to keep track!

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    Happy Friday looks yummy.

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  8. yummy! i could eat mexican food 3x a day everyday. thanks for sharing. i will be making this soon.

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    Following you. =)

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  11. YUM! Love your blog + Happy New Friend Fri!

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  12. This looks soooooo good!!!
    You have a new follower!
    HAppy New Friend Friday!

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  13. I want to make that. I don't think my youngest would go for it but I could do it for a covered dish supper. Thanks for the share.

    Just popping in on my Friend Making Friday rounds. Love your blog and wanted to say hello.

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  14. YUMMY! I can't wait to make this next week - I just put the ingredients on my grocery list :) I'm visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative.

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  15. Stopping by from New Friend Friday! My mouth is watering after looking at some of your recipes. Looking forward to following you. Have a GREAT weekend!!

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  16. ooooh this looks yummy!! I'm a new follow from New Friend Friday!

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    I am a new follower of yours :)

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  18. Your Taco casserole looks amazing!!!Hi..I’m Barb from Fri. Follow. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
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  19. I made this last night for my family and some guests and we were literally scrapping the bottom of the casserole dish! Thank you for the awesome recipe and soooo easy. I loved your blog before but now I am obsessed with your cooking too! Yum!

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  20. Looks great; can't wait to try it! BTW, what do you do with the bell pepper? Thanks :)

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  21. I just made this and as we sat down to eat I was told this was the best smelling thing I had made in a long time. After my boyfriends second and a half (no he swears it was not a third) helping he said he would take this over tacos any day! Thanks for the recipe.

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  22. Just started making this and like Bobbie, above, I can't find any explanation of what to do with the green bell pepper? Recipe calls for one med pepper, chopped ... but then never mentions when/how to incorporate it into the recipe ... can you please fill in the blanks? Should the pepper be cooked with the beef? Thanks!

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  23. I made this tonite and thought it was pretty good! I sprinkled the green pepper on top with the lettuce and remaining tomatoe.....sorta like a glorified nacho...will definitely make again

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