This was very easy to make. I seasoned the meat myself instead of using taco seasining and I used velveeta instead of the cubed american cheese. I love this recipe and took it to a pot luck and it is one of those requested recipes! Everyone loves this and it is perfectly named too! It is first to go!
Talk about being stuffed! I did not have fresh tomatoes so I used a can of diced tomatoes and drained it to use the juice for the recipe. I loved the salty taste of the gr. olives but my kids want black olives on it next time. So I'll make it half green/half black.
Thanks for the great recipe! The title is right - it was the "first to go" at the potluck. The recipe was so easy to adapt to what I had on hand in my pantry. I loved the fact that I could make up the components ahead of time and assembly the casserole right before it was to be served! Great for working families. I added a chipotle bouillon cube to the cooking water of my brown rice in place of salt and low sodium taco seasoning (always trying to offset some of the sodium from "store bought" items). Another shortcut was using a 15.5 oz. jar of salsa con queso in place of cooking cheese sauce. Also used a shredded 4 Mexican Cheese blend for the topping.
I hate olives, so I left them out. This is basically a taco that you dip chips into! I think it turned out great and will definitely make it again. (I might adjust the directions to make them a little easier to understand, too.) Next time I think I'll try the suggestion to use Mexican cheese on top.
This did not work very well for my family.
This was real good. I tried to make it one day and was out of some of the ingredients to make the whole meal. I ended up putting the meat mixture, the (left over) rice, and the cheese sauce in the fridge. I put the whole meal together a few nights after and it turned out real good. My DH used extra tortilla chips to dip the casserole. Kids liked it also. Thank you!!
This resisted my best efforts to ruin it since all I had on hand was processed cheese food (ick) and fajita seasoning (waaaay too salty). Still it was mostly eaten at the cookout and Hubby finished the rest. Can't wait to make it again -- correctly.
This is definitely the first to go at all of the mexican potlucks I go to. Everytime I come in they so "oh good, you made it again". Everyone looks forward to it. Definitely a crowd pleaser. Thanks!