“Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable.” Ina Garten  The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Maggie's Taco Casserolemagsliz

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 chopped onion
  • 1 pkg taco seasonng
  • 3/4 c water
  • 16oz can refried beans
  • 8oz jar taco sauce
  • 2 1/2 c crushed tortilla chips
  • 7oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 c chopped tomatoes

Directions:taco casserole

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In medium skillet, cook ground beef and onions over medium-high heat until beef is cooked. Drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and ater; simmer 10 min.

2. In medium bowl, combine refried beans and taco sauce. In ungreased 2-quart baking dish, layer half of the bean mixture, half the beef mixture, and 2 c tortilla chips and 1 c of the cheese. Top with remaining bean mixture and bef mixture.

3. Bake at 400 for 25 min. Remove from oven. Top with remaining tortilla chips and cheese. Return to oven; bake an additional 3 to 5 min or until cheese is melted. Serve with lettuce and tomatoes.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time : 30 minutes (ready in 55 min)

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