Saturday, April 26, 2008

Layered Taco Casserole

  • 1 pound ground beef, browned
  • 1 can refried beans (or 1 ½ cups homemade)
  • ½ cup salsa (can use more if you like)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (or homemade - see Homemade Mixes)
  • Taco Seasoning Mix (or 1 Tablespoon homemade mix)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a medium sized bowl, mix the ground beef, refried beans, and salsa. Set aside.

In another medium sized bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup, taco seasoning, and 1 can of water (if making the homemade cream of chicken soup you may not need to add very much water). Mix well.

Layer casserole as follows:
  1. Pour a little of the soup mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.
  2. Then lay down two tortillas to cover the bottom.
  3. Spoon half of the beef & refried beans mixture on top of the tortillas and spread it out.
  4. Top with half of the cheese.
  5. Pour half of the soup mixture over the top.
  6. Lay down two more tortillas on top of all this and add a layer of beef/refried beans, cheese, and soup.
Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until heated through.

NOTE: This recipe would probably freeze well. Prepare the casserole and freeze (don't bake). Thaw in refrigerator overnight, then bake as directed.