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cowboy casserole

Recipe by
Janice Splaha
North Versailles, PA

This dish is really a family favorite. I’ve had to share this recipe with loads of friends, too. I prefer using Mild Taco Mix, you can use what heat you prefer. Same with the jalapeño peppers. I use less than the amount called for.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cowboy casserole

  • 2 lb
    ground beef, browned
  • 2 pkg
    taco seasoning mix, mild
  • 4 oz
    sour cream
  • 4 oz
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 2 c
    bisquick mix
  • 2/3 c
  • 2
    tomatoes, sliced
  • 1
    green pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz
    jalapeño peppers, chopped

How To Make cowboy casserole

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 325* Grease a 9X13 baking dish. Add Taco seasoning mix and water called for on package directions to browned ground meat. Set aside.
  • 2
    In bowl; combine sour cream, mayonnaise, 4 ounces Cheddar Cheese and 1/2 the onion. Set aside.
  • 3
    In another bowl; stir Bisquick and milk to form soft dough. Pat the dough into prepared 9X13 baking dish, on the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides.
  • 4
    Sauté rest of onions and green peppers until slightly tender.
  • 5
    Layer on Bisquick, ground beef with Taco Mix, tomato slices, green peppers and onions, jalapeños, sour cream mix, ending with remaining Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
  • 6
    Bake at 325* for 30 to 40 minutes until edges of crust are lightly browned.

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