Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Taco Casserole

With a houseful of teenagers, I am always looking for the next family favourite recipe.  Mexican Monday wasn't any different.  Yes, we have Mexican Mondays.  Sometimes it's difficult to keep from repeating myself, even though the gang wouldn't mind eating tacos every week.  Well, here is my compromise.  I couldn't find a recipe that I thought everyone would like so I made my own simple version of Taco Casserole.

 I'll adapt this to the normal size family since we make a boat-load of every meal to feed my crowd:

I found this photo floating around the internet and don't know it's original owner,
but the photo turned out much better than mine.

1 pound Ground Beef
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1 Onion, finely (chopped finely in my household - what they can't see won't bother them:)
1 can Refried Beans
1/2 cup Salsa
8 Tortillas
8 ounces shredded Mexican Cheese
Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Brown the ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning but do not add water, it will be too runny. Add onion to ground beef and cook until glassy.  Add refried beans and cook through.  Add Salsa. 

Meanwhile, cut tortillas into strips and cover bottom of casserole dish with them.

Spread meat mixture on top of the tortillas and top with cheese.  Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly on edges. Let cool for a few minutes and spread sour cream on top.  Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve.

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