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Taco Casserole

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I have been making this particular recipe for years and it was always a favorite of my children when they were small. You have to be mindful of the sodium level in this recipe (it can become too salty) so be sure to use taco seasoning that is low sodium or no sodium at all. Better yet, make your own taco seasoning so that you can control exactly what you are adding.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Tablespoons Diced Onion
  • 1 package Low Sodium Taco Seasoning, 1 Ounce Packet
  • ½ cups Water
  • 1 can (8 Oz. Size) Tomato Sauce
  • 10 whole Hard Corn Shells
  • 2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion. When meat is browned and onions softened, drain off any excess fat. Add the taco seasoning, water and tomato sauce. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

In a lightly greased 11×7 inch casserole dish place 5 taco shells that you have broken up into pieces. Spoon half of the meat mixture over the shells and sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the top of that.

Break up the remaining 5 shells and place them over the top, then top that with remaining beef mixture and the last cup of cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 F for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is hot all the way through.

Serves 4 to 6.

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senoritabonita on 7.9.2013

I knew this would be good, but was kind of surprised based on the simple ingredient by just how tasty it was :) And, SO EASY. Definitely going to be a staple at my house. Easy to double for company too.

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mamere94 on 2.23.2013

I’ve been making a version of this for a couple of years. I use crushed tortilla chips instead of taco shells (although they are about the same thing), and it is a great way to use chips that have gone stale. Sometimes I add in a layer of beans in the middle, particularly if I want to cut back on the quantity of meat. I like to make a couple of these at a time and freeze the extra ones. Just thaw and bake later. Top with salsa, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, etc, just like a taco. We love this meal!

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Karen on 2.19.2013

This was delicious! Incredibly easy as well. My Grandfather is a very picky eater but he loved it. I added some drained corn salsa, but I’m sure its delicious without it as well. Thanks for posting this!

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