A six-letter word that puts the fear of God back into every parent.
Six letters that signal the end of Summer…
– the end of sleeping in late.
The end of “you’re on your own for dinner.”
Homework and Projects and Book Reports and…
a real dinner.
At the table.
It’s also when Baseball and Soccer and Dance classes start
back in earnest, too.
But, because I’d prefer not to spend the majority of my
night in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up – I am all
about easy dinners.
Oh, and if these dinners just so happen to be easy on my wallet?
Happy Dance at The Everyday Home.
This Easy Taco Casserole recipe fixes a large quantity.
Large Casserole = Leftovers.
This is one of my family’s favorite casseroles.
Easy Taco Casserole
And you can believe it will be making its presence known
throughout the upcoming school year.
I used lean ground sausage, but you could substitute
beef or turkey.
Any way you make it, I’m sure it will be a hit with
your family, too,
And, when you see how easy it is to prepare –
you will thank me. 🙂
I hope you enjoy!
I would love for you to pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board…
- -2 Lbs Lean Ground Sausage
- -1 Large Onion, chopped
- -4 Cups uncooked Instant Rice
- -4 Cups Water
- -2-pigs Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
- -2 (15oz) Cans Black Beans, drained
- -1 (15oz) Can, Fiesta Corn, drained
- -1 large can sliced black olives, drained
- -3 Cups Mild Salsa
- -(approx) 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- -(approx) 1 1/2 Cups Crumbled Corn Chips
- Opt Toppings: Chopped Tomato, Shredded Lettuce, Chopped Green Onion, Sour Cream
- - In a large pan, add chopped onion and sausage. Allow to brown. Chop up sausage during the cooking process so you do not have large chunks.
- - While sausage/onions are cooking, bring 4 Cups water and 1-package Taco Seasoning Mix to a boil. Once water boils, add 4 Cups uncooked Rice, Stir and Cover.
- - When sausage and onions have cooked, drain as needed. Add in 2d package of Taco Mix.
- - Stir in drained beans, corn and olives. Then, add rice. Stir to mix well.
- - Add rice/meat mixture to a large casserole. Cover with shredded cheese. Place casserole under the oven broiler to melt cheese.
- - Remove from heat and add crumbled corn chips on top, as well as, desired Taco toppings. Or, leave toppings off and let everyone add their own at the table.
- - I used lean sausage but you could use ground beef, turkey or chicken. You could also add more beans and veggies for a vegetarian version.
- - Use cumin and chili powder and other various spices in place of store-bought Taco Mix.
- - Use diced tomatoes and some of the tomato juice in place of salsa.
- - Use medium or hot salsa for added "heat."
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