Those few little words would do it to me every time. I would hear them as soon as I stepped over the threshold of my home after a long day at work. They never failed to have an effect on me. “Mom, What’s for Supper?!” There my three teenagers would stand with vacant starving eyes waiting eagerly for my reply. I would want to say, “Can’t you at least wait until I put my purse down!” Their little famished bodies just wouldn’t let them. Truth is I didn’t know most times. At this point, I would usually walk over to the refrigerator, open up the first thing I saw that could be eaten cold, shove it into my mouth and start on supper. Oh those days!!! Haha
This meal became a lifesaver during that busy time of life. I usually had these items on hand and ground beef could be started frozen. It’s also quite tasty and the kids little pimply faces would light up like a beam when I said, “Taco Skillet Casserole.” Try this and it just might make it into your weekday rotation. This recipe is adapted from a recipe in The Culinary Arts Cookbook.
1 ½ lbs ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
8 corn tortillas, cut into strips
Oil for frying
½ cup cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef in a skillet.
Remove the fat and add onion and garlic, and let them cook for 5 minutes stirring often.
Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder, and tomato sauce and continue to cook over low heat about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, fry tortilla strips in hot oil a few minutes until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Stir tortilla strips into meat mixture and cook 5 minutes longer.
Top with cheese, and let cook until melted.
Taco Skillet Casserole
- 1-½ pound Ground Beef
- 1 Small Onion Chopped
- 1 clove Garlic Minced
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoons Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 can 15 Oz. Size Tomato Sauce
- 8 Corn Tortillas Cut Into Strips
- Oil For Frying
- ½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Once meat is browned, remove the grease, add onion and garlic and let them cook for 5 minutes stirring often. Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder, and tomato sauce and continue to cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a layer of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot add tortilla strips and fry them in the hot oil for a few minutes until crisp. Then remove them from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
- Stir tortilla strips into meat mixture and cook 5 minutes longer. Top with cheese, and let it continue to cook until melted.