Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Eats - With the Scoville Brothers

 The original recipe is on food.com  and is called "creamy burrito casserole" but I tweaked a few ingredients (sorry, we're not a fan of mushrooms in this) and I think my version is even tastier while still being as easy to make. It tastes just like a big burrito without the assembly and the mess to eat and leftovers freeze really nicely for lunches to tote to work later on.

Burrito Casserole:

In a pan cook:

1 pound of ground beef or turkey
1/2 onion

 Add:

 1/3 cup water
 packet of taco seasoning.  (I like Simply Organic brand - no MSG)

Stir well and simmer on medium/low until the liquid is absorbed.

While that simmers - in a medium bowl mix:

1 can reduced sodium cream of chicken soup
1/2 to 3/4 cup  sour cream (I used 3/4 cup as I like it extra saucy)
1  teaspoon  hot sauce - I used Cowboy Crooner from

When the protein/taco mix is ready, stir in:

1  can of  non fat refried beans (or canned black beans if you prefer)
1/2 cup Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, liquid drained off (save remainder of can for a chip dip or throw in pasta sauce.
Layer in an 8 x 8 inch dish.

1/2 saucy mixture
3 flour tortillas (soft taco sized) torn into pieces
1/2 meat mixture
1 to 1 and 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese
1/2 saucy mixture
3 tortillas, torn
1/2 meat mixture
1 to 1 and 1/2 cups cheese blend (Mom used lots of cheese, but adjust to taste)

Bake in preheated 350 F oven (175 C).  until hot and bubbly.  Remove and let sit for 5-10 minutes then cut into squares and serve.


2 comments:

  1. What a great recipe! I made it last night for dinner. I threw in a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes and a 6 oz can of green chilis in place of the 1/2 cup of rotel tomatoes and chilis. Worked out great! Quick, easy, spicy!!!! and filling. Perfect dinner for a stormy, dark SE Alaska fall evening.

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    1. Thank you JNU Dave. I smiled when I saw the name as my Mom's best friend, named June, moved to Juneu to marry during WWII. She would send us "Moosealanous" jerky and other treats from up there when I was little. I'm glad you liked it!

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