Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cheesy Taco Bake

Before we begin, I have two items of full disclosure.

Full disclosure #1: I love one-pan dishes.  Since you can cook everything in one pan, they HAVE to be easy.  And since you only use one real pan, clean up is a breeze.  

Full disclosure #2: This is one of my favorite, easy recipes.  Its not entirely mine, but what I'm going to share with you is the lightened up version of a Campbell's Kitchen recipe that you can find here.

What you'll need:

  • about 1 pound ground beef (I get the leanest beef you can buy)
  • 8 whole wheat (read: low carb) tortillas
  • 1 cup part skim cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar salsa (use your favorite kind)
  • 1 10 oz can Light Condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Franks Hot Sauce.
First, brown the ground beef (or ground white turkey like I used this time).

While that's browning, get out the tortillas and your handy-dandy pizza cutter and cut those tortillas into bite sized squares:

After the beef is browned, pour out any fat and add the water and tomato soup:

Add the salsa...

And the tortilla pieces.

Shake in some Frank's.  As much (or as little) as you'd like.  I like a lot, but that's just me.

Let those simmer to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let everything simmer together for a little while (five minutes-ish).  

Once its all simmered, stir in the cheese.  Cook until it melts.

this is the kind of lite cheese that I like to use

And you're done.  Seriously its that easy.  And its amazingly delicious.  

I like to top with Greek yogurt, but if you feel like living on the edge you can use real sour cream.  Or add more cheese.  I like to add a few more shakes of Frank's.  

Serve it up!  This is definitely enough for 4 meals, especially if you have it with some refried beans and a salad like I do.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Meredith said...

I'm just saying. Ground turkey totally weirds me out. Tastes great, definitely weird to cook!!

Looks yummy! Garrett and I might have to try that!