Thursday, May 13, 2010

Taco Casserole


1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 bottle (8 ounces) ortega taco sauce

3/4 cup water

1 can (4 ounce) can diced green chilies (fire roasted if you can find it)

1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

12 taco shells (try the whole grain!)

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese, divided


Preheat oven to 375

Grease 11 x 7 inch baking dish. (or use the deep covered baker)

Cook beef and onion until beef is browned; drain.

Stir in taco sauce, water, chiles and seasoning mix.

Cook over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Layer half of broken shells on bottom of baking dish.

Cover with half of meat mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
What to top it with

Chopped tomato, chopped green onion, chopped green bell pepper, sour cream, sliced jalapenos or any combinatons you like.

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