Yesterday I continued my food adventures, lol. I am always on the lookout for recipes that sound interesting – and I came across this “Taco Salad Casserole.” I am not a big fan of Taco Salads, so I was a bit hesitant on this one – but, it did sound good. Since I am such a picky eater and, I actually made two separate batches of this taco salad casserole. I started off by browning a little over a pound of hamburger in each of two separate pans.
Then I cut up and green bell pepper, some cilantro, and some green onions and put in one pan and in the other pan I simply added some green onions. I also added some salt and pepper to the Ground Beef mixture. After the hamburger mixtures were completely cooked, I drain them, and put it back in the pans.
Then I stirred in some Taco Seasoning and the little bit of water, and well that was cooking, I shredded the cheese and prepared the other items.
I took to square glass baking dishes, and sprayed them was cooking spray. I took some store-bought 20 and chips, crushed them up on the bottom of the glass baking dishes. Then I follow that up, by putting some refried beans in each of the baking dishes.
After the refried beans, I added the hamburger mixture and to each of the two pans. The big question now, was to remember which pan had which mixture in it, lol.
I talked these two bowls with a mixture of shredded cheddar cheese and Colby jack cheese that I had shredded earlier. You just can’t have too much cheese.
I put them in a pre heated oven at 350 degrees, for a 15 minutes. We then topped it with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, olives, etc – and whatever typical taco extras that we like.
Like I stated earlier, I’m not a big taco salad fan, so I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. But, it turned out absolutely amazing. One of the things that amaze me about this dish was that the chips were still a bit crunchy after being in the oven for 15 minutes. This is definitely something that I will making in.
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