Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mexican Casserole

While stumbling through blogland today....I found this GREAT recipe site called Plain Chicken. Seriously, there are so many yummy and EASY looking recipes I cannot wait to try! I made the first one on the list because a)it sounded good and b) I had everything at the house. Score! Verdict? DELISH! Hubs enjoyed it too and said he would like it again. Good thing too is it is filling so we have plenty left for lunch or dinners tomorrow! :)

Easy Mexican Casserole
(Printable Recipe)

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can Ranch Style beans (I used the ones that already had some onion in them)
1 10-12 ounce bag tortilla chips, crushed (I just crushed enough for a thin layer)
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes drained
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (I didnt use quite that much, just enough for good covering and i used 2%)
1 package taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
sour cream and salsa for serving (or fresh avocado like we did!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large skillet, brown meat and drain off fat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, onion, taco seasoning, soup and water. Simmer over medium-low heat until everything is well combined and heated through.

Grease a 9×13 casserole dish (I actually used a square one, the layers looked to spread thin to me in the rectangle one). Put down a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the meat/bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sour cream and salsa.

Try it, you will like it! And check out this yummy blog too! :)

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