Tag Archives: dinner

Taco Casserole

Standard

Taco Casserole

This is such an easy pantry meal you don’t have to put much thought into. Perfect for any weeknight dinner. It’s like a deconstructed taco.

1 lb ground beef (I use 90/10)
1 taco seasoning packet
1 jar of your favorite salsa (I used Great Value/Walmart’s black bean and white corn salsa)
1 bag tortilla chips
1 cup cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
Whatever toppings you like on your tacos: cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, black or refried beans, black olives, scallions etc

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In sauté pan or skillet cook beef as directed on the taco seasoning packet (ie brown meat, drain off fat, add 2/3 cup water and powder taco seasoning packet). Add the salsa and mix in with the meat.

In casserole dish (I used 2.5 Qt Corningware casserole) put about 2 cups of the broken tortilla chips – enough to cover the bottom well. Top evenly with beef mixture. Sprinkle with about 1 cup cheese. You can really make it your own by adding additional things before topping with cheese like: onions, bellpepper, tomatoes etc.

Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. Top baked casserole with lettuce, tomato, 1 cup of crushed tortilla chips and top with sour cream.

Super easy and really gives it a different flavor from the traditional taco night.

20121120-202418.jpg

Mexican Pie

Standard

Mexican Pie

3 medium tortillas, to fit in a pie pan or that you can cut to fit
1/2 lb ground chuck
1/2 package taco seasoning
2 cups grated cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1/2 can black beans, drained
1 jar salsa
Diced tomatoes, lettuce or scallions to garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pie plate or quiche dish. Brown meat and then follow directions on the taco seasoning package but use only half the water. Set meat aside. Place one tortilla on the bottom of pie pan, top with 2-3 tablespoons of salsa. Top with black beans and 1/2 cup of cheese. Add another tortilla, spread meat mixture on top, then 1/2 cup cheese. Add another tortilla and spread 2-3 tablespoons salsa on top. Top with remaining cheese and any other toppings you like (tomatoes, black olives, scallions etc). Bake for 20-30 minutes. Serve with sour cream, tortilla chips and remaining salsa. Enjoy!

20121014-103803.jpg

Tortilla Pizza

Standard

Tortilla Pizza

I love thin crust pizza and this is a great option for making thin crust/low carb pizzas at home. Fast and easy recipe and perfect for last minute dinners.

20120725-143858.jpg

20120725-143239.jpg

20120725-143335.jpg

1 large tomato and basil tortilla (any large favored tortilla or wrap)
1/2 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, drained
1 – 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
You can use any toppings you prefer. For this one I used turkey pepperoni and fresh basil.
Set oven to 425 and cook pizzas for 18-20 mins. Enjoy!