• Beef Nacho Casserole

    Date: 2012.05.11 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,,,

    So I forgot to start the crock pot the other day.  Thankfully I hadn’t put anything in it yet- I just completely forgot that I had planned a crock pot meal until about 3:30 in the afternoon.  I have a bunch of pre-cooked ground beef in the freezer (I’ve switched back to doing it in large batches on the stovetop, sometimes I was getting a weird texture from the crock pot that I don’t get on the stove) so I decided to pull out a pound and search online for a new casserole recipe.  I’m pleased to report that I hit upon a winner!  I found it on All Recipes, but of course I altered it a bit!

    Beef Nacho Casserole

    1 pound ground beef
    1 1/2 cups chunky salsa
    2 cups frozen corn
    1 can refried beans (I had half a can left from another recipe but a full can would work just as well!)
    1/2 cup mayo
    1/2 cup ranch dressing
    1 teaspoon fajita seasoning
    2 cups crushed tortilla chips (I used the new Tostitos Garlic and Black Bean chips- YUM!)
    2 cups cheddar cheese

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Drain grease. Remove from the heat, and stir the salsa, corn, beans, mayonnaise, ranch dressing and seasonings into the beef. In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the ground beef mixture, tortilla chips and cheese twice, ending with cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and dish is thoroughly heated.

    Now if only I were a good blogger who took pictures of my food…