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Hi I am Jen, and I am a creature of habit. When I go to a restaurant I always order the same thing, and when I meal plan for the week I plan the same few meals over and over. Hey, I am a girl who knows what I like. But sometimes it is nice to mix things up — just a little bit.
McCormick recently challenged me to make its Taco Casserole recipe based on one of the top 10 most-searched dinner recipes in 2012 — ground beef. (You can find tons of dinner ideas and recipes on McCormick.com.) Since tacos and ground beef are a weekly staple in our house, I was more than happy to experiment with a new version of our family favorites.
After one bite my daughter declared, “Mommy, you have to make this again!” High praise from a girl who (much like her mom) isn’t keen on changing up our menu plans.
The best part is that dinner was super simple and quick. I even made a little Instagram video of the basic steps – mix, boil, bake, serve. Check it out.
McCormick Taco Casserole Recipe
- 1 package McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (11 ounces) Mexican-style corn, drained
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
Stir in Taco Seasoning Mix, beans, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and tortilla chips. (Note, I doubled the amount of cheese from the original recipe because my family thought it needed more cheese and chips.)
Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.
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