Monday, September 1, 2008

Mmmm Mmmm Monday: Taco Casserole

So I decided that Mondays will be a day that I share a favorite recipe from our house. So here's the first Mmmm Mmmm Monday entry!

Taco Casserole
Prep time: 20 min Total time: 50 min
Makes 4 servings

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons taco sauce, picante sauce or salsa
2-4 Teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups coarsly broken tortilla chips
8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 cup shredded cheddar, monterey jack, or Mexican blend cheese (4oz)

*Heat oven to 350. Cook beef in 10 inch skillet over medium-high heat 5-8 minutes until brown (stir occasionally). Drain. Reduce heat to medium. Return beef to skillet and stir in beans, tomato sauce, taco sauce, chili powder and garlic powder. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

*Place tortilla chips in ungreased 1 and 1/2 quart casserole dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with green onions, tomato and cheese.

*Bake uncovered 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange additional tortilla chips around edge of casserole.

*Serve and enjoy!


Brandon said...

Hmmmm. This theme sounds vaguely familiar. :) Sounds like a delectable culinary treat!

Jen said...

Haha! Yep, I stole the idea from your wife. Guilty! But it was such a great idea that I just had to.