Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kids Love Taco Bake - Guest Post

Hello.  My name is Peter, age nine.  I would like to tell you about a casserole your kids will really like.  It is called Taco Bake, and it is very easy.


1 envelope low-sodium taco mix

1 20-ounce package very lean ground turkey or beef

1 regular size frozen bag steamable corn (Paul doesn't like corn, so we leave it off one end of the casserole.)

1 15-ounce can no-salt diced tomatoes, drained (Paul doesn't like tomatoes, so we leave them off one end.)

2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained (Use only one can if you don't like beans very much, or use 2 cans refried beans.  Black beans are the most healthy.)

12 ounces grated colby-jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)

1 bag plain tortilla chips, regular size

1.  Brown meat and then add taco-mix with 1/2 to 3/4 cup water.  Daddy doesn't like onions so we use onion powder.  You can cook diced onions with your meat.

2.  Simmer for eight minutes.

3.  Spread meat mixture on bottom of 13x9 casserole dish.  We use a slotted spoon to drain some of the extra liquid.  Maybe you won't have extra liquid.

4.  Spread tomatoes over the meat.  We use a slotted spoon to drain the tomato liquid.

5.  Spread corn over the tomatoes (after you steam the corn).

6. Spread beans over the corn.  We use a slotted spoon to drain the black bean liquid.

7.  Spread cheese over the beans until you hide all the beans.

8. Spread crushed chips over the cheese until you hide all the cheese (most of your bag of chips).

9.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Let sit for five minutes.  Then dish it on plates.  Add some fruit or salad with it.

Let me know if your kids like it.  Have fun.



Andrew & Terri said...

These guest posts are fantastic! I am learning so much. This sounds like a yummy recipe. We all like corn and tomatoes. :)

Christine said...

Thank you, Terri! Have a Happy Mother's Day!