I have always been a fan of Mexican dishes and casseroles. I love the mixture of flavors and textures. So, when I came across a Taco Casserole recipe, I was excited. It included simple ingredients and would be inexpensive to make; however, I still made a few changes in order to meet our budget and lifestyle. Here’s my version and a link to the original recipe.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
2 Tbls olive oil
1 bag of pre-sliced frozen mixed peppers and onions (could substitute 1 green pepper and 1 cup of chopped onion)
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lb ground turkey
3 Tbls homemade taco seasoning ( or 1 store-bought taco seasoning packet)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa
2 cups soaked black beans or 1 15 oz can
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Saute peppers, onions, and garlic in olive oil till tender and most of the water is evaporated. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
In a small bowl, combine the cheddar cheese and the salsa. In another bowl, mix the beans and corn.
Cover the bottom of your greased casserole dish with the ground turkey mixture. Top that with the cheese and salsa. Add the beans and corn for the next layer. Last of all, cover the top with mozzarella cheese.
Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Here is the original recipe that I used. http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/03/taco-casserole-recipe/