Friday, November 7, 2008

Easy Taco Casserole

Since we now have a ton of hamburger in our freezer it was definately on the menu for this week. I found this recipe for Easy Taco Casserole on Allrecipes and thought it sounded like something J could whip together without me home (I was walking dogs at the Humane society with my Little). J had it started just before I got home and I finished it up....the Hamburger from our 1/4 cow is super ultra lean...which is awesome and makes the deal we got on it even better. The recipe was pretty good, though I would use taco seasoning instead of just chili powder next time.

Easy Taco Casserole

1 pound ground beef
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Colby cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 cups shredded lettuce

In a saucepan, brown ground beef; drain. Add salsa, mayonnaise and chili powder; mix well. In an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, chips and cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, top with tomato and lettuce.


Emily said...

This sounds delicious and very cool that it's from the cow you bought! We're having a comfort food recipe contest and would love to have you enter one of your favorite recipes. Check it out at

Carol VR said...

heads up... the Dec/JAN edition of the WC recipe exchange has been posted at:

I hope you can join us!