If you are a friend of mine on Facebook you already know that I generally post “what’s for dinner” that night and ask everyone else what they are having. I love to hear what other people have on the menu for that night because it gives me ideas. After awhile, don’t we all get stumped on what to fix for dinner? Especially if you are like me and cook every night (we do try to go out for dinner once a week. Sometimes that happens sometimes not).
Last week I posted that we were having “Tacos Dogs”. We sometimes referred to this as “Taco Joes” as well. It is basically a sloppy Joe but seasoned with taco seasonings and sauce. Then served on a hotdog bun.
To make this I just fry ground burger, add taco seasonings and taco sauce and some red beans. Super easy! This is one of those things that I try to make a double batch of so I can freeze some for a quick dinner at a later date.
Since this past week was so hectic, I pulled out the frozen leftovers of the taco dogs and used it to make a quick, filling and so yummy Taco Casserole.
In a baking dish, I make up a quick biscuit dough. I use Bisquik of some similar product. Stretch out the dough to cover the bottom of the dish.
Then I added on top of the dough:
- The left over beans, burger, seasoning mix. Spread evenly
- spread a mixture of sour cream & mayo over that
- Spread a can of refried beans
- coat the above layer with taco sauce (you could use salsa if you want)
- Cover with shredded cheese
Bake in a 375 oven for about 17-20 minutes.
Let cool for about 10 minutes and then top with:
- Chopped onions
- chopped bell peppers
- chopped tomatoes
- and shredded lettuce
If I have black olives, jalapenos, and even some fresh corn I will add them as well to the top.
This is a huge favorite of ours. And it even heats up nicely the next day for lunch. And you can use up leftover meats in this casserole. I have used leftover chicken and just shredded it up. And even leftover pork. And this dish could easily be made up without any meat. Lots of beans would be fine.
This is also great to use up that last half of a green pepper or the small amount of lettuce you have that isn’t enough for a family salad.