Monday, May 3, 2010

eat at home's Beef and Bean Taco Bake

I am always on the lookout for great recipes to try and share - I sign up for brand name newsletters, foodie magazines and websites - but I get most of the recipes that I really want to try from other blogger's...they are mother's like me - and know the value of fast, nutritious and easy to prepare meals.

Tiffany at eat at home is one of my very favorite foodie blogger's! She meets all the criteria listed above and surprises me all the time with her recipes and her willingness to just try something to see if it's good. This recipe is another version of her Black Bean and Corn Chicken Taco Bake!

When this week's recipe landed in my e-mail - I thought - WOW - I wanna try this out today! But...sadly - I didn't have the exact ingredients...

So I improvised...a lot.

Tiffany's Ingredients/My Improv Ingredients

1 lb ground beef/ 1 lb ground beef cooked with onions and bell peppers

1 15 ounce can Black beans/ Yah! I had this one!

1 jar black bean and corn salsa/ I didn't have jarred salsa on hand - so I made some myself.

6-10 corn or flour torillas cut into bite size pieces/ I had whole grain tortillas.

2 cups cheddar cheese / Yah! I had this one!


Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

I loved was very easy and simple recipe to throw together...I love that it was a great way to get rid of a few things that I always have a bit of trouble using up by the end of the week like tortillas and bell peppers which have been known to be thrown away each week.


This would be a great recipe to make in batches - eat one for supper - freeze the other for those nights that you just don't have the energy or time to whip something up.


My whole family gives this recipe a resounding 5 spoons. We all wanted more - but sadly we ate it all!

Happy plates for everyone. :)



1 comment:

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