Taco Casserole

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This is a casserole recipe the whole family will love. This Mexican lasagna has just seven ingredients from tortillas, ground beef, and cheese for an easy and tasty dinner idea any night of the week. You'll want to watch the short video recipe tutorial to see exactly how it's done.

When it comes time to make easy ground beef casserole recipes good quality ground beef can make a difference in the overall taste and quality your dish. For starters using a lean ground beef will help by reducing the amount of fat that is in the recipe. Another thing you might consider when purchasing the ground beef for this casserole recipe idea is using some grass fed ground beef or some organic ground beef. Grass-fed cows eat a diet of mostly grass, while conventional cows eat a grain based diet of cows mostly corn and soy (which is unnatural to them) during the latter part of their lives. So while most cows start out on pasture, drinking milk and eating grass the conventional cows will be moved to feedlots and fed grain-based feeds to increase their size, while grass-fed cows may continue to live on grassland. Grass fed cows are sure to live lives that are more natural to them, a life where they can be happier and healthier. The food that the cows eat can have a major effect on the overall nutrient composition of the beef. This is especially evident when it comes to the fatty acid composition of beef. Grass-fed beef usually contains less total fat than beef that is grain-fed, which means that gram for gram, grass-fed ground beef contains fewer calories.

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This recipe for taco casserole is just one of the recipes you will find on the Buns In My Oven recipe site. The site has plenty of other easy casseroles, main dish ideas, side dish, dessert, soup recipes, salad recipe ideas and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Taco Casserole From Buns In My Oven
Ingredients: Ground beef, taco seasoning, water, Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, Nacho cheese soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese, soft tortillas.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 852, Calories from Fat 283, Total Fat 31.4g 48%, Saturated Fat 12.9g 64%, Cholesterol 133mg 44%, Sodium 1966mg 82%, Potassium 916mg 26%, Carbohydrates 82.8g 28%, Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%, Sugars 6.9g, Protein 58.3g, Vitamin A 29%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 36%, Iron 148%

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