Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A recipe by request

Last night I made a little something something for din din.  I would like to call it Taco Lasagne, although most would probably call it a taco casserole.  You could really throw in any ingredients you like, or make it bigger...but here is how mine went.

1lb ground beef (93/7 is my preference)
half a diced onion
3 tsp chili powder
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can of corn
5 soft taco sized tortilla shells
grated mexican cheese
sour cream (light or ff)
diced tomotoes
shredded lettuce

Brown beef with onions.  Pour in tomato sauce.  Add corn.  Add chili powder.  Let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Grease bottom of 9x9 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay one shell in pan.  spread guaco and sour cream on shell (like making a pizza.).  Spread meat mixture all over shell.  Sprinkle cheese over entire area.  Top with some diced tomatos.  Add another shell on top and repeat all the above steps.  Keep doing this until you run out of shells.  On your last shell, add one more layer of meat.

Since the shells are round and your pan is square, I added the meat mixture in each corner of the pan to fill it all up.  I put a dallop of the sour cream and guaco in each corner as well, topped with cheese and diced tomatoes.  Put it in the oven for 15 minutes.  Pull out and top with shredded lettuce, more cheese, and diced tomatoes.  Bake for 5 more minutes.

Hey...I didnt say it was the lowest calorie thing but it was so good.  Tracey went back for seconds (which he usually doesnt do bc he is watching his figure...eye roll).  It went down well even with my restriction.  We almost finished the whole darn thing!  You could add whatever though...olives, chives, hot sauce. 



  1. I make something sotra like this...
    I spray muffin (jumbo - 6) tins with non-stick and put small fajita tortillas in them, add the cooked filling (ground turkey or beef w/ taco seasoning) bake them off till tortillas crisp and cheese melted 350 for 15min
    Now I am hungry :)
    On liquids, first fill tomorrow!

  2. Amy W. ;), sounds yummy. I make something similar but instead of heating the oven, I microwave it with saran wrap on top so the steam cooks the tortillas. That was I don't have to heat the house in the summer. Is it lunch time yet? :)

  3. YUMMMMY!!! I will have to add that to the food plan :-)

    Hmm that muffin tin idea from Jen sounds like a good way to control portion sizes, hmmmmmmm...

  4. Im making this tonight for dinner! Thanks Amy!

  5. My Mom taught me this recipe...or a variation of it anyway - it's WAY good! Sorry you dropped it.

    I would have cursed too.