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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beef Fest Night One: Mexican casserole

Last night was night one of the Beef Fest. I won't do a day by day, because seriously, it will probably take months to get through it all. But last night we had a Mexican casserole that I threw together, and the kids raved on it. The only thing I couldn't fit into my freezers was one package of hamburger patties, so that's what I used up first.

Mexican casserole
Layer in large casserole dish - refried beans, frozen corn (as much as you like), seasoned cooked white rice, seasoned and browned ground beef (I seasoned my beef and rice with some taco seasoning purchased in a large bulk container - great to have around the kitchen!), crushed nacho flavor Doritos (we used about a third of a regular size bag leftover from Book's visit), and shredded cheese (good is Mexican blend, Fiesta blend, or a Monterey-Cheddar blend.) Bake in a 400-degree F oven until cheese is melted. (I think it took about 15 or 20 minutes, but I wasn't watching too closely.)

You can add a sour cream layer to this - my kids don't like it - or serve with sour cream on the side. We top this with taco sauce to serve on a bed of lettuce.


Lola said...

This sounds really good.

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