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.