The weather here is warmer this week than last. Last week it was in the twenties and thirties; today it was sixty degrees. This is January it should be snowing, right? Not that I’m hoping for snow. It’s just that’s the weather I expect in January.
Maybe it’s the crazy winter weather. Maybe it’s that I’ve been sick with the flu and then bronchitis. Or maybe it’s just how busy I’ve been recovering from all the things I didn’t get done when I was sick. But today I was craving comfort food. One of my favorite comfort foods is Tex-Mex Casserole. This is delightfully easy throw together. It’s made with simple ingredients that combine together to create a smokey flavored ground beef dish with some spice.
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Tex Mex Casserole
- 1 pound ground round
- 1 small green bell pepper diced
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 10 oz. can of chilies and tomatoes (Rotel)
- 1 10.75 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 10.75 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 4 oz. green chilies
- 1 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire
- 1 tsp. garlic powder or three cloves minced
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet warm olive oil
Add in onions and peppers and cook until tender
When vegetables are cooked through brown beef stir in taco seasoning (this is where I add salt and pepper) until combined
In a medium sauce pan over medium low add together cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup stir until combined
Add of tomatoes and chilies, Worcestershire sauce and one cup shredded to sauce pan allow to heat through stirring occasionally once warm remove from heat
Prepare a 9x13 inch casserole dish spaying it with nonstick cooking spray (tip: line it with aluminum foil for easy cleanup)
Line bottom of tray with crushed chips
Layer on ground beef and half the cheese
Sprinkle on layer of shredded cheese
Repeat layers again ending with
Top with a few crushed chips and cheese on the top
Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350⁰
Garnish with sour cream, jalapeños or salsa
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