Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Taco Treat - Our Favorite Family Meal

I got this recipe from a friend in Mesquite who had served it at a church covered dish luncheon back about 1972.  It’s called Taco Treat, and it's truly yummy.  It’s great for a hearty family meal, for a church social, or to take to a bereaved friend, and it’s easy to double for the 15 or so family members we usually have at our monthly family dinners.

Mash up a pound of ground chuck.  Mash it up fine and be sure it’s browned.  Turn the fire off and add one can of cream of chicken soup, one can of cream of celery soup, one small jar of taco sauce (you pick how hot), and one small can of chopped green chilis.

Spray a medium casserole dish with Pam, and, after crunching very finely a half bag of tortilla chips, layer grated cheese, chips, meat mixture, to the top of the dish - spacing out to three layers is best and ending with chips and then cheese on top.

Cover your casserole dish with foil and bake at 350˚F for thirty minutes, uncovering for the last ten minutes.

Serve this with a tossed green salad, and you have an excellent meal.  Any, hey, it’s better the next day!



To go along with the meal, get a bottle of Vino de Eyzaguirre, a cabernet sauvignon, from Chile.  This, too, is a family staple that was introduced to us by my cousin, Gary, in Midland, Texas, many, many years ago.

All-in-all, this will make a fantastic meal, both summer and winter, and if you're having a large group, double or triple the taco treat recipe and get about five or more bottles of wine!





3 comments:

talktograms said...

This looks so good! Grams

Jim said...

Hi Sue ~~ I'm with the GD, it does sound really good. I might surprise Mrs. Jim with it some time.

I didn't know that you were a DAR. I think my girl kids might be able for that via the Fletchers. Moses Fletcher came across with the Mayflower but he died with no kids that would help.

But his cousins, our descendants, were here soon after the Mayflower, in time for the first Thanksgiving. Surely one of them or theirs faught in the war.
..

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I make this dish...well, one VERY similar anyway, and call it Enchilada Casserole. I use enchilada sauce [homemade] instead of the soups. And yes, it too is mighty fine. As you say, it's great as a leftover also.

And our drink? Icy, salty, margaritas.

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