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Simple Success ~ Taco Casserole

Ok…you are not going to believe how easy this Game Day Winner Dinner is…my son and his friend went back for seconds (me too…and there was some leftover to have with my salad for work)!!!


Ingredients:  1 – 2 pounds of cooked ground beef (remember this Chickie cooks for an army to simplify dinner when getting home from work or my son’s sporting events…it’s currently soccer season), 1 – 2 packages of McCormicks Taco Seasoning (one for 1 lb of meat or 2 for 2 lbs of meat), about 3/4 cup of salsa per pound of meat (less for a dryer consistency which is my preference), one small chopped onion (I put mine in the food processor to save time), 3/4 cup water for one package of seasoning or 1.5 cups for 2 packages of seasoning, 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I used a little of Monteray Jack too!)…use as much cheese for your style for your family…my son doesn’t like a whole lot 🙂

Cook your ground beef and drain off fat (I rinsed mine too!)…then add back to the frying pan and saute with the onion for a few minutes.  Add seasoning packet and water, then simmer for about 5 minutes…the key to really flavorful meat is to keep breaking it down into tiny pieces with your spatula.  Let your oven preheat to 350 degrees.

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Now you are ready to start putting it in your family size casserole dish…ground beef first, then salsa…you can mix it in, but I just left it on top cause I’m a Drive Thru Sandy Sue…


Sprinkle some cheese over the top…


Bake for approximately 20 minutes and presto, it’s dinner time !!!


The guys had Tortilla Chips with their’s, and I had mine in trimmifying mode…just scooped on my plate!!!  This can also be served with a side salad for a yummilicious meal 🙂

Next time, I might add some chopped peppers to it or some scallions or black olives to the top…this is a THM Friendly “S” meal (without any chips).



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