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Taco Skillet Casserole

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This taco skillet casserole is a beef and tortilla casserole prepared with cheese, tomato sauce and chili powder. Cooked woith a heaping of mexican flavors to it, this taco skillet casserole can be made for parties or family dinner special. Mind the heat quotient though, this taco and beef skillet casserole is real spicy.
Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Canned tomato sauce 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tortillas 8 , cut into 1/2 inch strips
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese/Mild cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded lettuce 1
Directions

Crumble ground beef into a large skillet and brown well.
If beef is very fat, pour off excess fat.
Add onion and garlic and cook about 5 minutes, until onion is soft, stirring frequently.
Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder, and tomato sauce and continue cooking over low heat about 15 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, fry tortilla strips in hot oil a few minutes until slightly crisped.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Stir tortilla strips into meat mixture and cook about 5 minutes longer, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
Sprinkle with cheese.
As soon as cheese melts, remove from heat and serve.
Top each serving with shredded lettuce.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party

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