Taco Casserole

1 small bag (8oz) of Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing mix

1 can cream corn

1/4 to 1/2 c water

1 lb ground turkey or beef

1/2 onion, diced

1 pkg taco seasoning mix

1 can black beans, drained

1can ro-tel, drained

1/2 c Mexican cheese, shredded

Mix together stuffing, corn & water. Press into bottom of 9×13 casserole dish (or if you have a small family like me make 2 square pans and eat one and freeze one for later!!) Brown ground turkey and onions add seasoning, spread over top, sprinkle with black beans and ro-tel. Top with cheese. Bake at 400 for 20 mins. Serve with sour cream and salsa. YUM!!

Taco Bake

I am really trying to save money at the grocery and everywhere in my life. I made the FIESTA CHILI last night and thought it would be great to re-purpose the chili for a TACO NIGHT!I mean heck it already has taco seasoning, green chilies, corn and beans. All I do for the taco bake is I take flour tortillas, leftover chili, shredded cheese and start layering.

4 flour tortilla (in cold section at grocery)
3 cups leftover Fiesta Chili (or whatever meat/bean/corn combo)
1 sm bag shredded mexi cheese
lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream (for serving with)

Then toss in oven at 400 for 20mins. ENJOY!!

Birdie’s Cheese Steak

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This is one I just pulled out of my hat as I couldn’t decide what to do with the Stew Beef I had thawed. My original plan was satisftying my tastebuds so I concocted a new recipe. They sometimes just come to me!!
Stew Beef
1 Tb canola oil
s & p
1 Tb taco seasoning
1 can beef broth
I seared off my stew meat really quick in just a little canola oil & spices.
Then tossed it in the crockpot with a can of beef broth zapped on high as I did not start dinner till almost 2pm!
1 lg onion sliced
reserved pan drippings
1 Tb butter
2 Tb balsamic vinegar
3 hrs later I carmelized some onions in the same drippings I had from the meat. I added butter & balsamic just before adding beef back to onion mix.
Garlic Bread
Cheese (I used Swiss)
I had 1/2 of a garlic bread left from last night so I thought why not do open faced Philly Cheese Steaks. Garlic bread top with beef & onions and a slice of swiss cheese (again what I had on hand, you could use provolone, cheddar, whatever you have. Place under broiler for 3 mins just to melt cheese. It was fantastic!!

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