Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Recipe Night

So, in accordance to my new menu planning....tonight was try a new recipe night. 

I was hesitant to try something track record is not the best.  So, when Brian asked what was for dinner tonight and I said, "I'm trying a new recipe" his "oh no" response was not out of place.

Tonight I made Mexican Casserole, or as I have renamed it...Mexican Pasta Bake.  When I worked at the foster home, this was one of the meals on the rotating schedule.  It was one of the few meals I enjoyed and it had passed my mind a couple times to try making, but never did.  Finally tonight, I did.

I even took photos.

What you need:

-4 cups dry pasta
-1 lb ground beef
-1 package taco seasoning
-1 small container of sour cream
-1 jar salsa
-grated cheese

Cook the pasta and drain when done.  Cook ground beef and once cooked, mix with taco seasoning, according to package directions. 

Combine all the ingredients except cheese and put it into a baking dish. 

Top with grated cheese ( I used Kraft Tex Mex), cover with foil

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes. 

Broil until cheese is bubbly.


Would be good with fresh bread or a salad.

The verdict?  Brian ate two helpings and gave me permission to make it again! 


Helpful tip:  2 more things you need while making this dish:

A not-so-helpful helper!

Backup plan for anyone who doesn't like it!

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  1. This looks yummy. How much is 4 cups of pasta? Is that a pound?

  2. I just used my dry's 4 cups of dry pasta...but you can use as little or as much as you like, just use more or less of the other ingredients

  3. I need to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing at my party!