MEXICAN TATER TOT CASSEROLE RECIPE

MEXICAN -TATER -TOT- CASSEROLE -RECIPE

 

MEXICAN TATER TOT CASSEROLE RECIPE

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

1 lb. 85/15 ground beef

1 onion, diced ( about ¼ cup)

1 packet taco seasoning mix (1 oz.)

1 can green chiles (4 oz.)

1 can black beans ( 15.5 oz.) rinsed and drained

1 bag frozen corn (14.4 oz.)

1 can red enchilada sauce (10 oz.)

3 cups shredded cheddar & Monterey jack cheese (off the block), divided

4 cups frozen tater tots

Cilantro, optional garnish

Sour cream, optional

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the ground beef and the onion to a 12-inch skillet, brown meat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off excess fat and return to skillet. Add the seasoning packet, green chiles, black beans, frozen corn and the enchilada sauce to the meat and onion, stir until combined. Over medium heat cook another 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 cups of shredded cheese to the meat mixture and stir until blended. Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly. Place the tater tots evenly over top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven, add the remaining cup of cheese over the top. Bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro and top with sour cream!

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EASY ITALIAN MEATLOAF

 

EASY- MADE -ITALIAN- MEATLOAF

 

EASY ITALIAN MEATLOAF

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 lb. ground mild Italian sausage

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/2 C. chopped bell pepper

1 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. parsley

1 egg, beaten

3/4 C. Italian bread crumbs

2 slices white bread, crumbled

1 T. milk

8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, reserve 3/4 C. for topping

1/4 C. Parmesan cheese

1 C. marinara sauce, plus 1/2 -3/4 C. more for topping

 

 

 

Directions:

In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over med. high heat and sauté the onion and bell pepper for 3-4 minutes, remove from heat.

In a large bowl, add the meats, onion and peppers along with all remaining ingredients reserving 3/4 C. mozzarella cheese for topping.

Now, dive in there with the best tools God gave you, your hands and combine everything really good.

Once it has all come together, place and mold the mixture in a baking dish of your choice.

 Spoon 1/2 to 3/4 C. of the marinara sauce on top and spread around.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 50 minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle a little dry basil over the top.

Return to the oven for 10 more minutes.

Make sure the meat is not pink before serving, baking time will vary depending on the thickness of your loaf.

Mine was about 2″ thick.

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