So, classes kicked off this past week and so far loving them! But of course that has meant a couple nights in class till 7:30p, and days full of class work and more. But, despite being busy I knew I wanted to cook as much as possible. So, I set out to pick some recipes that would be easy to prepare, wouldn’t require too many ingredients (now that I must carry all my shopping home), and would give me more than one meal from each dish. I decided on a few including tonight’s dish of Taco Casserole as well as Pot Roast and Mac n Cheese. I’ll be sure to share both of those with you as well!
I found this recipe at CooKen-Casseroles, and just changed a few things. For one, I couldn’t find Fritos anywhere, so I went with tortilla chips. I also omitted the onion to stay as low-FODMAP friendly as possible. Since I knew the salsa and taco seasoning would have onions and garlic, I figured I didn’t need to add any more. Honestly I didn’t miss it the onion at all. And speaking of salsa, the only kind I could find during my last grocery store visit was a squeezable one. I was a bit wary, but it turns out it wasn’t so bad after all. I managed to forget to look for chiles, so those didn’t make it this time. Upon serving I added lettuce leaves and fresh chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and more salsa.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 packet taco seasoning
- 2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups Fritos or tortilla chips
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Optional: fresh tomato, lettuce, cilantro, sliced olives
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Layer the bottom of a baking dish with a layer of chips
- Cook the meat, drain, then add salsa, water and taco seasoning.
- Simmer meat for another 5 minutes
- Layer the meat mixture onto the chips
- Put another layer of chips and cover with cheese
- Bake for 40 minutes
This dish was really tasty! Although, since I did use the tortilla chips the dish sort of was like fancy nachos. But, nevertheless was delicious. I sat down to a comfy meal with a nice pint of Pear Cider and I get to have more for lunch tomorrow!
Do you have any casserole or easy meal ideas that deliver not just dinner but also leftovers for lunch the next day?