Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recipe: Fiesta Taco Casserole

This was really good and easy to make.  I served it with a big salad. 

Fiesta Taco Casserole

1 pound ground chicken or turkey
1 (15 oz.) can spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 cup salsa
2 cups coarsley broken tortilla chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup cheddar or monterey jack cheese
Salad greens, to serve

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook chicken in a skilled for 8-10 minutes over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.  Stir in beans and salsa.  Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.

Place broken chips in 2 quart casserold (I used an 8x8).  Top with chicken mixture.  Spread sour cream over top.  Sprinkle tomato over sour cream.  Sprinkle cheese over top.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.  Serve with salad greens and additional sour cream and salsa, if desired.   Makes 6 servings.

Approximate cost per serving:  $1.86

Recipe Rating:
Taste:  7/10
Effort v. Payoff:  5/5
Kid-Friendliness:  2/3
Total rating:  14 points (four stars)

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