Thursday, February 12, 2015

Taco Casserole


Servings: 7-9

1 lb ground beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
2 green onions, chopped
1 (2 1/3 ounce) can sliced black olives
1 tomato, chopped
2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)


1 Brown ground beef and drain.
2 Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions, adding proper amount of water.
3 Put corn chips on bottom of 8x8" dish.
4 Cook refried beans on stove until hot.
5 Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined.
6 Pour beans over corn chips in dish.
7 Add beef to top of beans.
8 Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
9 Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese.
10 Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese is sufficiently melted.
11 Take out of oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then serve.