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I had a hankering for tacos but wanted to do it in one dish. I like one dish meals. So, I faced the challenge of coming up with a Taco Casserole. First time made and it was a hit!

1 1/4 #’s lean ground beef
1 small onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 cup of water
3/4 cup of medium taco sauce
7 oz. can diced green chili’s
1 3.8 oz. can sliced black olives
1 package of Schilling Taco Seasoning Mix
6 handfuls of tortilla chips
2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fresh tomatoes chopped
2 green onions sliced
Avocado, sliced
Sour cream

Directions: Crumble beef into a large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic. Brown over medium high heat. While the meat is browning, combine the water and the taco sauce. When the meat is browned, drain, and add the water/taco sauce mixture, the green chili’s and 1/2 of the olives. Stir until blended and then add the taco seasoning. Stir until combined, and lower the heat to low. Cook for about 5 minutes. And at this point, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Simmering meat mixture

Stir frequently. While the sauce cooks over the low heat, take the tortilla chips and place them in a plastic zip lock bag. Using the side of your hand, break up the tortilla chips so that the pieces are between 1/4″ to 1/2″.
Using a casserole dish, spray it first with a non-stick spray, then add one half of the crushed tortilla chips. When the meat mixture has cooked for 5 minutes, spoon out one half over the crushed tortilla chips. Then scatter one half of the cheddar.

First layer with cheese

Then repeat the tortilla and meat layers. Sprinkle the tomatoes, remaining olives and green onion.

The final layer before the remaining cheese

Then cover with the remaining cheddar cheese and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

Finished bake dish

Serve in bowls, and add a couple of slices of avocado to each serving and a dollop of sour cream.

We had a small amount left over which I had for lunch today. It was tastier today! I hope that you enjoy this dish, and if you try this I would like to hear if you liked this too!

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