Saturday, September 29, 2012

Taco Casserole

I was looking through Pinterest a few days ago and got the hankering for a Taco casserole. Sorry, not sure if hankering is a real word? Anyway I had a craving for a Taco casserole.  After wasting about 30 minutes, I decided to just throw some stuff together.  I figured it couldn't turn out that bad since I would be using all of my favorite ingredients. 
You should know that Pioneer Woman, or PW is a great source for me. But even with her blog help I was on my own.
Oh no!...
I made this on a Thursday evening around 9pm. Just a small sample nibble ensured me that it was yummylicous!  Ok, I know that one isn't a word but I like it anyway!
When I got to my work I had the cafeteria staff reheat it for me. I think it was in there a bit too long! Oops!

I topped it with a bit of crushed chips and the like!
At this point it's all about the taste and the fact it was hot!
I would take off 5 points on presentation if I was grading. Ha ha!

Tostitos corn chips
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 can re fried beans
1 can mild Rotel
1 cup water
1 packet Taco seasonings
frozen corn (enough to cover the casserole)

1 cup shredder sharp cheddar cheese
sour cream
chopped green onions
shopped tomato
crushed corn chips 

Brown hamburger and drain.  Add remaining ingredients except corn, and mix it all together.  Layer unbroken chips across the bottom of 11x13 baking dish.  Pour out meat mixture and cover the chips.  Top with enough corn to cover the meat mixture, maybe a cup or more.  I just think frozen corn is better and sweeter, but you could use can if you wanted.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and return to oven till cheese is melted.  
Top with remaining ingredients for a beautiful presentation (unlike mine.)  :)

I received several compliments so that made me smile!
All you need now is one of PW Mango Margaritas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Melanie said...

Looks yum. .don't think I've ever made a taco casserole like this one. .I know everyone would like it at my house!! I'm trying to get my menus together for the week. .I think I'll try this one out on Thursday evening! Thanks!!

Peggy said...

Melanie, it is really good if I must say so myself! Ha ha! I have been away from blog land for a long time, thought I should post something! Thanks so much!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Peggy! How are you???? I have recently just got back into blogging. I took a long break!! I think it was like a month and a half! LOL Oh well, I miss it and I'm back. I hope all is well with you. By the way...I am drooling over this taco casserole. I have not seen a recipe for this and I will definitely make this. My hubby and one of my boys will love it. My other son...well, he just does not like his food mixed, I hope he grows out of it! LOL I hope you have a great Christmas!