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02 March 2020 ( 159 views )
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EASY TORTILLA TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef(I recommend using 90% lean ground beef, if yours has more fat, make sure to drain it after frying so your dish is not too greasy.)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoningstore-bought packet or homemade
  • 3/4 cup salsaor canned diced tomatoes (You don’t need to drain the liquid.)
  • 1 cup cornfrozen or fresh
  • 3 cups shredded cheese(I use the mix of cheddar and jack cheese, but you can use your favorite cheese that melts well.)
  • 10-12 flour tortillasor corn tortillas, 6-8 inch size
  • cooking spray
  • toppings such as cilantrooptional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with oil and add the ground beef.
  • Stir for 5-6 minutes until the beef is partly browned, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Strained out any accumulated fat.
  • Add in salsa, corn and taco seasoning. Stir for 2-3 minutes, cooking until the sauce thickens. Drain any excess liquid. (this will prevent the tortillas from becoming soggy.)
  • Place tortillas to cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish (You can break the tortillas to cover the gaps).
  • Top with half of the beef mixture. Then add 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
  • Repeat the above step (Add more tortillas, beef mixture and cheese).
  • Then add another layer of tortillas, and finish with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings.

Notes

  • To replace flour tortillas with tortilla chips, you’ll need to break them into smaller pieces for easier layering.
  • You can cook the beef mixture ahead of time, and assemble right before baking.
  • Make it Keto: Swap out tortillas for lettuce for a low-carb option.
  • Nutrition estimate does not include toppings.

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