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This is a modification recipe for two delicious recipes I have used in the past: - Taco Bake: http://twomaidsamilking.com/2011/04/hunk-of-meat-monday-taco-bake/ - Fantastic Taco Casserole: http://www.food.com/recipe/fantastic-taco-casserole-155186 I really enjoyed different elements from both recipes so I wanted to create a combination of the two. I hope you enjoy, and if you like this be sure to try out the two recipes listed above!
prep time 40 Min
cook time 35 Min
Ingredients For taco casserole
1 lbground chuck
1 cmedium thick and chunky salsa
1 pkgmild taco seasoning (1.5 oz)
1 pkgpillsbury crescent rolls (12 oz.)
1 canrefried beans (16 oz.)
1 pkgmonterey jack cheese (8 oz.)
1 heaping Tbspchopped green onions
1 cantomato sauce (8 oz.)
1 candiced tomatoes - zesty chili style (14.5 oz.)
1 bagfrito lays corn chips, crushed ( 9¾ oz.)
How To Make taco casserole
1Preheat the oven to 350ºF. While the oven preheats brown the ground chuck then drain. Start heating the refried beans on the stove so they are nice and hot by the time you are done with the remaining steps.
2In a deep skillet combine the ground chuck, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes including the liquid, tomato sauce, and ¼ cup of water. Simmer covered over medium low for 10-15 mins (until most of the water has evaporated).
3In a 9" x 13" glass dish lay the crescent rolls flat and press down with your fingers to create a bottom crust.
4Spread the heated refried beans in a layer over the crescent rolls.
5Add the beef mixture in a layer over the refried beans.
6In a small bowl combine the salsa with 1 cup of cheese then layer over the beef mixture.
7Use the remaining cheese to cover the entire top of the salsa mixture.
8Top with the chopped green onions.
9Cover with tinfoil and then bake in the 350ºF oven for 30 minutes on the middle rack.
10After 30 minutes remove the tinfoil, top the gooey cheese with the entire bag of crushed Frito Lays and bake for an additional 5 minutes on the lowest oven rack.
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Categories & Tags for Taco Casserole:
- #Quick & Easy
- #For Kids
- #refried beans
- #Taco casserole
- #taco dish
- #casserole culinary tool
- #beef taco casserole
- #dinner ideas