I attended a Pampered Chef party and had this taco ring. I had ate them many times but was always to scared to make one. It's so easy--took me a few times to make it look pretty but it's really simple to do, just experiment around with it. My kids now request these instead of regular tacos. I was out of black olives tonight, so I used green--the toppings are your personal choice really! Makes 16 rolls but we can't eat just one!
Too easy to be so good. When I made this my picky daughter said on a scale of 1 to 10 it was a 40. I have revised the spices after reading the reviews. If you do not have Italian Seasoning available you can use 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp thyme, & 1/4 tsp marjoram.
For quite awhile there has been quite a debate about what to call this dish. I call it nachos, my roommate calls it dip and my mom calls it nacho casserole. Feel free to call it what you like, but be prepared for it to not last long. This is the one dish that I am constantly asked to make. Either to bring to a potluck or serve up at Superbowl. Its sooo tasty and really easy. Plus because you eat it with tortilla chips as a dip kids LOVE it. Not to mention the fact that it is really versatile. The leftovers make great burrito fillers for a new meal the next night... if there are actually left overs. Hope you enjoy!
If entertaining double or even triple the meat and all ingredients and bake in foil pans for quick clean up.
NOTE: Just to clarify, this is meant to be eaten with tortilla chips as if a dip. No forks or spoons.. one of the reasons kids love it so much! Its fun and tasty.
There's something about the combo of these two fast food favorites. However, when you're scraping up pennies to afford rent, eating out isn't an option. This dish is affordable and great because you can make two and freeze one. Also, you can make this a Chili dog and tots casserole by adding bite-sized hot dog pieces to the chili and serving with buns.
This is great to serve after your St. Patty's Day feast when there are leftovers. Alternately, you can get thin slices of corned beef from the deli.
I prefer to toast the rye bread and serve open face style. I suppose you don't have to toast the bread, but I like it that way. Enjoy!
A friend gave me the original recipe for this and I added a few spices to give it a little more flavor. I've made it "my way" ever since and everyone who has it seems to enjoy it very much. One other way I did this was to eliminate the tomato sauce (didn't have any that day) and use a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles. Because they have juice I lowered the amount of water a bit. It turned out delicious that way too! I have also put the sauce together earlier in the day and let it sit to make sure the flavors went through really well.