Thursday, September 18, 2014

Taco Casserole

Mmmm so delicious! I love this recipe from Six Sisters! I changed a bit from the original. This blog is very good and I get lots of my recipes from it so you should check it out if you haven't already!

1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lbs ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey
3 Tbsp Taco Seasoning (Try my homemade taco seasoning)
1 cup salsa (I like pineapple salsa)
2 cups shredded cheddar 
Shredded lettuce or spinach (I prefer spinach actually)
1 diced tomato 

Tortilla chips
Black beans (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Jalapenos (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Throw in the 1 diced onion and saute for about 3 minutes.

Add the 2 tsp (or 2 cloves) minced garlic and saute for another 2 or 3 minutes, until the onion is soft.

Add the 1 lbs meat to the onions & garlic

Break it up and sprinkle the 3 Tbsp taco seasoning over it as evenly as possible. 

Sprinkling with taco seasoning in small increments until the meat is completely browned. Remember, if you're using ground turkey or chicken it will cook faster and be more dry than cooking with beef. You may need to add small splash of olive oil to keep it from sticking.

Add salsa (this is peach & pineapple salsa, yum!) and beans (if using). I've had extra corn and used that which tastes good too.  

Mix well until thickened

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and pour the meat into the dish.

Sprinkle with 2 cups of cheddar. Top with jalapenos (if using). 

Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes (or until cheese is melted).

Yum! Put chips on a plate and spoon a small portion onto the chips. Top with tomatoes, lettuce/spinach, sour cream (if using) or jalapenos. Best if eaten with chips (extra ones are recommended!).   

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