Sunday, April 12, 2009

Taco Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning & water
1 jar salsa (16 oz)
8 (6-7 in.) tortillas
2 cups (8 oz) Co-Jack Cheese, shredded
1 green onion
4 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350. Spray bottom and sides of baking dish with veg. oil.
Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and amount of water on package directions. Cook according to pkg. directions. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup salsa. Arrange 4 tortillas in bottom & up sides of dish (overlapping). Spoon mix mixture evenly over tortillas. Sprinkle with a cup of cheese. Slice onion & sprinkle half of the onion over cheese. Top with remaining 4 tortillas, overlapping slightly. Press tortillas down over filling. Spread remaining salsa over tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese & onion. Bake 30 minutes.
Serve alone or (optional) over shredded lettuce, topped with sour cream.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Taco Lasagna Casserole

A very sweet friend of ours invited the boys and I over for a swim and dinner the last time Hubbie was gone for a week or so. We had a great time and I was so blessed by her willingness for us to invade her house at dinner time! This recipe is what she made for us that night. Add some chips and salsa or guacamole and you're set!

1 pkg small tortillas
ground beef (I use 1lb or little less)
onion (I used 1/2)
15 oz Mexican stewed tomatoes
taco pkg seasoning (I only use 1/2 a pkg)
4 oz olives
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 can chili beans

Brown meat. Drain. Add onion. Add tomato. Add seasoning.  Simmer 15 mins. In 9x 13 dish layer tortilla, meat mix, beans and then cheese. Repeat like you're making lasagna. Top with olives and crushed chips. Bakes 375 degrees at 20-25 mins.

We don't put the chips on top since we have leftovers and the chips tend to get soggy.... just our take, but it is good with the chips on top! :)

Debbie's Casserole

I received this recipe from my penpal of over 15 yrs. We really enjoy this meal and its so good with a crusty bread! Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut large chunks of carrots, potato and onion to fill the bottom of 13 x 9 casserole dish. Add 1 lb of ground beef (raw). Stir 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. Spread over ground beef mixture. Cook for 1 hour. Serves 4.

Note: We tend to have to cook ours longer than a hour... The meat is always done, but the veggies are usually a little too tough after a hr. So either cut veggies into smaller bite sized pieces or prepare to cook longer. Also, we usually try to get 2 meals out of this casserole, so serve with bread or another veggie if you're trying to stretch this meal.