Saturday, October 19, 2013

Another Recipe Experiment

On Thursday night our son was coming over for dinner and, after looking at about 20 recipes, my husband and I decided that I should make this Mexican meal. Good decision! It was so easy and quick, but quite tasty and filling. Give this one a try – I know you’ll like it.


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TACO CASSEROLE

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 (8 oz.) bottle taco sauce
3/4 cup water
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 (12 count) package corn taco shells, broken
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided

Toppings: chopped tomatoes, chopped green pepper, sour cream, salsa

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 11 x 7” baking dish (or spray with cooking spray).

Cook beef and onion in skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. Drain. Stir in taco sauce, water, chiles and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Layer half of broken taco shells in prepared dish. Cover with half of meat mixture and sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Recipe from Simple and Delicious magazine (a reader submission). 

Notes: I added a small can of sliced black olives, drained, to the meat mixture. You could add black beans and/or corn as well.

Yum! We had tortilla chips, salsa and refried black beans seasoned with onions, garlic and salsa on the side.
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Since we're in a Mexican mood today, here are some Mexican Proverb Quotes:

“The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.”

“Do good and do not worry to whom.”

“Love is blind, but not the neighbors.”
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Happy Sweetest Day! Don’t forgot your “sweetie”.

It’s also Evaluate Your Life Day – not a bad idea for any day. How can we make our lives better? How can we be a better person?

Go to the “Holidays” page for more observances.
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