stardel main Established in 1994

Taco Casserole

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              Taco Casserole
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Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Healthy And Hearty               Main Dishes
                Mexican
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   8      ounces        ground beef
   8      ounces        ground turkey
   1      large         onion
   1      clove         garlic
  30      ounces        tomato sauce
  30      ounces        kidney beans, canned -- rinsed and drained
   2      tablespoons   green chili peppers -- diced
   1      tablespoon    chili powder
   1      teaspoon      cumin
     1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
   8      ounces        corn tortillas
   1      cup           lowfat cheddar cheese
   2 1/2  cups          shredded lettuce
   2      large         tomato
Lightly coat a 13" X 9" baking pan with no-stick spray and set aside.
Place the beef, turkey, onions and garlic in a large no-stick skillet.
Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until the
meat is browned and the vegetables are tender. Drain the mixture in a
strainer or colander, then transfer it to a large plate lined with paper
towels, then return it to the skillet.
Stir in the tomato sauce, beans, chili peppers, chili powder, cumin, salt
(if using) and black pepper.
Spread half of the mixture in the prepared baking pan. Place the tortillas
on top, overlapping them to cover the entire surface. Top with the
remaining meat mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, or
until the sauce is bubbly. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 2 to 3
minutes more to melt the cheese. Serve topped with the lettuce and
tomatoes. Serves 8.
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NOTES : Very good.  Made with extra turkey and chili powder.  Try 1.5
       tablespoons next time.


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