Extra Cheese Taco Casserole
Do you ever get the craving for mexican recipes or tex-mex recipes? This Extra Cheese Taco Casserole recipe is here to save the day. Making an appearance at lunch or dinner time, this casserole recipe has the potential to become a family favourite. So don't be surprised if your kids ask for you to make it again and again. This recipe includes chicken and beans for the protein instead of the usual ground beef or pork in mexican recipes. There is also plenty of cheese in this casserole recipe, which is common in most casserole recipes. Quick and easy casserole recipes are a welcome when you have a larger sized family to feed. They incorporate all of the nutrition of a meal into one dish and the leftovers are awesome too. That is if there are even any leftovers. Did you know that the casserole is named a casserole because that was simply the name people gave to the dish that the food was served in? Enjoy this casserole in all of its cheesy goodness.***
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1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sized onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound ground chicken or lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons Taco seasoning
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained
1 cup hot salsa sauce
24 Tortilla Chips plus additional for serving
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until soft and tender. Add the minced garlic, cook one minute. Add the red pepper flakes and the ground chicken or beef and cook, crumbling the mixture as it cooks. Cook until no pink shows.
Add the seasoning, beans and salsa sauce and cook for five minutes, stirring to combine as it cooks. Shut off.
Line the prepared baking dish with the taco chips, press them down to break them up into bite sizes.
Cover with the chicken/meat mixture. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until you see the cheese is melted and golden.
Remove from the oven and serve.
You can serve with extra chips, sour cream, olives, peppers and all the favorites that you enjoy with this type of meal.
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Nutrition Facts for: Extra Cheese Taco Casserole From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, ground chicken, Taco seasoning, black beans, salsa sauce, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per serving: Calories 787, Calories from Fat 219, Total Fat 24.3g 37%, Saturated Fat 10.5g 52%, Cholesterol 107mg 36%, Sodium 607mg 25%, Potassium 1613mg 46%, Carbohydrates 92.4g 31%, Dietary Fiber 18.0g 72%, Sugars 4.7g, Protein 53.0g, Vitamin A 12% · Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 47%, Iron 34%
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