Taco Casserole

This recipe is one that my mother use to make for us when we were kids. I’ve made it for Eric several times and now he craves it. We both give this one 5 stars!

Taco Casserole
Taco Casserole

1lb. ground beef

1 medium chopped onion

14 oz. tomato sauce

1 package taco seasoning

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1/8 tsp ground hot pepper

1 tsp cumin

1 small can green chilies

1 small can olives (drained)

1 bag shredded 3 cheese Mexican mix

12 small corn tortillas

1/2 stick of butter

1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions:

Heat Oven to 375

Combine beef and onions in skillet. Brown beef and cook onions until translucent and drain off juices and fat. Second, add 3/4 can of tomato sauce to mixture. Next add taco seasoning, pepper, hot pepper, and cumin. Mix in well then fold in green chilies and olives. Heat mixture all the way through, add the rest of tomato sauce if needed, and set beef mixture aside.

Butter bottom of 9X13 casserole dish. Next butter the tops of  the first 6 tortillas and arrange them in the bottom of baking dish so that the entire bottom is covered. Spread half of beef mixture on top of buttered tortillas. Next sprinkle half of the Mexican cheese mix on top of beef. Afterward, butter the remaining 6 tortillas, place them over the beef mixture and layer the rest of the meat and cheese like before. Finally drizzle chopped green onion over the top of the casserole. Bake @375 for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.

Cut Casserole in to sections and serve hot with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and spicy salsa.