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Old 08-29-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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ISO: Taco cassarole recipe

I've looked around the forum and failed to find any taco cassarole recipes. Here are some of the ingredients I figured i would need for it. Feel free to add any others that will be tasty too.

corn tortillas
ground beef
cheese
sliced olives
diced onion

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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Taco casserole recipe

Funny you should ask about this - here is what I made last night for dinner. I sort of made it up as I went along. First I made a sauce (you can skip this step and use canned enchilada sauce if you want.)

Sauce:

4-5 dried ancho chiles
3 cloves garlic
1/2 large white onion, chopped
5-6 roma tomatoes
1/2 cup of the chile cooking liquid
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
6 oz tomato puree or sauce

Soak the chiles in hot water for 1/2 hour, remove stems and seeds and chop.
Peel the tomatoes (I do this by leaving them in boiling water for a few minutes and chop. Combine all of the sauce ingredients and cook for about 30 minutes, until onions are a little tender. Put all cooked ingredients in blender and puree. Add tomato puree and sugar.

Casserole:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 small corn tortillas
2 TBS corn oil
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
2 cups grated cheese (either Mexican Oaxacan, jack or cheddar)

Brown the ground beef and onion, salt to taste. Add the corn and beans, along with the prepared sauce. (You may have to hold back some of the sauce - don't make it too soupy. Or use a large can of enchilada sauce.

In a large frying pan, cook the tortillas just a few minutes each side with the corn oil, just until they are crispy.

Layer the tortillas (you may have to cut them up a bit to fit your dish), meat mixture and cheese twice in a casserole dish. Put in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

Mi esposo loved this! We are having the leftovers tonight.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by MexicoKaren
Funny you should ask about this - here is what I made last night for dinner. I sort of made it up as I went along. First I made a sauce (you can skip this step and use canned enchilada sauce if you want.)

Sauce:

4-5 dried ancho chiles
3 cloves garlic
1/2 large white onion, chopped
5-6 roma tomatoes
1/2 cup of the chile cooking liquid
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
6 oz tomato puree or sauce

Soak the chiles in hot water for 1/2 hour, remove stems and seeds and chop.
Peel the tomatoes (I do this by leaving them in boiling water for a few minutes and chop. Combine all of the sauce ingredients and cook for about 30 minutes, until onions are a little tender. Put all cooked ingredients in blender and puree. Add tomato puree and sugar.

Casserole:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 small corn tortillas
2 TBS corn oil
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
2 cups grated cheese (either Mexican Oaxacan, jack or cheddar)

Brown the ground beef and onion, salt to taste. Add the corn and beans, along with the prepared sauce. (You may have to hold back some of the sauce - don't make it too soupy. Or use a large can of enchilada sauce.

In a large frying pan, cook the tortillas just a few minutes each side with the corn oil, just until they are crispy.

Layer the tortillas (you may have to cut them up a bit to fit your dish), meat mixture and cheese twice in a casserole dish. Put in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

Mi esposo loved this! We are having the leftovers tonight.
Karen,
I can see why your esposo loved the casserole. This is one my DH would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing. It's on my list to try soon.

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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Taco casserole

Thanks for the nice compliment! I'll bet it would be good with black olive slices scattered on top, too. Oh, and I served it with some sliced fresh mangoes and a tomato/avocado salad.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:50 PM   #5
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I like a glop of sour cream and guacamole on mine.
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Oh gosh, yes - almost anything would benefit from a glop of sour cream and guacamole! Karen
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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ok, I'm attempting this recipe. I have everything but the ancho chiles. I'm substituting some chile powder and a little store bought enchilada sauce. Next time I'll try with the ancho chiles.
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Sounds Special

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Thanks for the nice compliment! I'll bet it would be good with black olive slices scattered on top, too. Oh, and I served it with some sliced fresh mangoes and a tomato/avocado salad.
Do you have certain ingredients that go into this salad? Would you mind posting how you fixed this? Thanks to Mr Dove for asking. Sounds really special. thanks MexicanKaren. Love avacados and tomatoes too.
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Here's a TNT Enchilada Casserole. Not Taco, but close, 'eh?

Enchilada Pie
1 5-oz pkg yellow rice mix
1 Pound ground beef
1 Small onion, chopped
1 1.25 oz pkg taco seasoning
1 10-oz can enchilada sauce
1 Cup Salsa
3 6 - 8 inch flour tortillas
2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded (8 oz)
sour cream

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2-qt. casserole dish. Set aside.

Cook rice according to package. Set aside.

In large skillet, cook beef, onion & taco seasoning over medium heat until beef is browned & onion is tender. Drain excess grease. Sit in enchilada sauce & salsa.

Place 1 tortilla in prepared baking dish. Add 1/3 of beef mixture, 1/3 of cooked rice, & 1/3 of cheese. Repeat layers twice.

Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:33 PM   #10
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Mmmmmm. The rice casserole sounds very good! I would have to make some adaptations because there is no such thing as "taco seasoning" here - but there are some seasoning blends that would probably work well. Also, no canned enchilada sauce that I've found yet. Mr. Dove, the enchilada sauce will work great - that's actually the taste I was aiming for. Making that sauce was very messy! You may want to think twice before trying it. As for the salad, I usually just drizzle lime juice and EVOO on the sliced tomatoes and avocados. My husband really prefers just a dollop of mayo, which is very good here, made with lime juice for an extra tang. Karen
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