Main Course – Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 box of taco shells (broken into pieces)
2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican)
1 can green chiles
2 cups of salsa or taco sauce
1/2 cup water

Optional:

Sour cream
Jalapeno peppers
Black olives

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Brown ground beef and onion. Drain.

Stir in salsa/taco sauce, water, taco seasoning and chilis. Cook for about 4 -5 minutes.

In the bottom of a 9 X 13 casserole dish, place a layer of broken taco shells.

Cover with meat mixture and sprinkle 1 cup of cheese.

On top of the cheese, put another layer of broken taco shells and repeat layering process with meat and cheese.

Bake for about 25 minutes.  It is ready when the cheese has melted.

Before serving, add dallops of sour cream and/or jalapenos,  black olives would be really good, too.

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