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Taco in a Pan

Taco In A Pan

Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch 101 Stovetop Suppers Cookbook

Taco in a Pan
 
This deliciously different version of tacos is quick and easy to make, and a real family-pleaser.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ c. onion, chopped
  • ½ c. green pepper, chopped
  • 2 c. water
  • 1-1/4 oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • 1-1/2 c. instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 c. salsa, or to taste
  • 1 c. shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Optional: 1 c. sliced black olives
  • Garnish: crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. Brown beef, onion and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat; drain.
  2. Stir water and taco seasoning into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; stir in rice.
  3. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until rice is tender. Sprinkle salsa and cheese over all.
  4. Remove from heat; cover and let stand until cheese melts. Top with tomato and olives, if desired. Garnish with chips.


Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch 101 Stovetop Suppers Cookbook

Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad

Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch 101 Home-Style Favorites Cookbook

Chicken Taco Salad
 
This chicken taco salad makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner.
Ingredients
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 c. cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1-1/4 oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • ¾ c. water
  • 2 c. shredded lettuce
  • 15-1/2 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ c. green onion, sliced
  • 15-1/4 oz. can corn, drained
  • 2-1/4 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed
  • Garnish: sour cream, salsa
Instructions
  1. Microwave tortillas on high setting for one minute, or until softened. Press each tortilla into an ungreased jumbo muffin cup to form a bowl shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; cool.
  2. Combine chicken, taco seasoning and water in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until blended, about 5 minutes.
  3. Divide lettuce among tortilla bowls. Top with chicken and other ingredients, garnishing with a dollop of sour cream and salsa.


Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch 101 Home-Style Favorites Cookbook

Fantastic Taco Casserole

Fantastic Taco Casserole

Fantastic Taco Casserole
 
A quick and easy recipe that's sure to please your family. Served with a side salad, you've got a well balanced and delicious meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
  • 1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (2⅓ ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)
  • Sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Brown ground beef; drain fat. Add taco seasoning and the amount of water called for on the package. Cook according to package directions.
  3. Heat the refried beans on stove until hot. Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined.
  4. Line bottom of 8x8" dish with crushed corn chips. Pour bean mixture over corn chips.
  5. Spoon beef on top of beans. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese.
  6. Bake until the cheese is well melted.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if you'd like.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

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