Soft Taco Casserole

Lady Shanny’s Comments ~ After I made this, I froze it (per the instructions) and then was NOT excited about cooking it. It didn’t look all that appetizing the day I made it so I kind of avoided getting it out and baking it. BIG MISTAKE! Hands down, one of the best casseroles I have ever had. It tastes EXACTLY like a soft taco with sour cream and cheese on it. Must be something to do with freezing it first, but YUM!

Soft Taco Casserole

3/4 pound extra lean ground beef
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans
1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes undrained
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
6 corn tortillas
3/4 cup nonfat sour cream
3 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Spray large skillet with cooking spray.  Brown ground beef.  DRAIN WELL.  Return to skillet.  Add beans, tomatoes, chilies and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.Spray a 12 x 8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut each tortilla in half; place 6 halves in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly.  Spoon half of beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Spoon sour cream over beef mixture; spread evenly. Top with remaining 6 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture.

Cover tightly with foil.  Freeze. Thaw overnight.Heat oven to 350F. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.Makes 6 servings, 6 points each

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3 Comments

  1. Krystle said,

    November 20, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, this sounds SO good… I think I might have to requet this for my birthday meal tomorrow night! :o)

  2. Lady Shanny said,

    November 20, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Hey Krystle. Definitely my FAVOURITE!!!!!!!!!! But, if you want it for your birthday tomorrow, you have to make it tonight and then throw it in the freezer! It MUST be frozen first and then thawed out and baked.

    Sorry if that burst your bubble…. 😉

  3. Krystle said,

    November 21, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    We had it tonight…. AWESOME!!! Will DEFINITELY make it and have it again!!


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