Saturday, October 3, 2009
Easy Mexican Casserole
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups salsa
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, drained
3 cups tortilla chips, crushed
2 cups sour cream
1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat,cook ground beef until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, reduce heat,& simmer 20 minutes,or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans, & heat through.
3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crushed tortilla chips in dish, and then spoon beef mixture over chips. Spread sour cream over beef, and sprinkle olives, green onion, & tomato over the sour cream. Top with Cheddar cheese.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
OK where to begin. I added 1 red pepper, 1 red & green chile. Well I was cooking the meat I added garlic powder and Chris's favorite seasoning! I also did not use chili beans. I used a can of black and pinto beans. I skipped the tortilla chips and took 2 tortilla's ripped them in half and placed them along the bottom. I was trying to make this healthier and having something along the bottom was nice. I also the sour cream on the side. It was so so. We have decided we are more chicken people them shredded beef so next time I make this I will do chicken and add white onion also. I am thinking about seasoning the chicken with taco meat. The hot one!! I am so into flavors lately that I have to spice it up alot!
It was easy and chelle ate seconds! I bet if she knew all the stuff I had in there she would of never touched it. It has great potental of being really healthy and sneaking veggies in!