I am not rating as I made too many changes. However, just in case someone is looking to decrease the the fat and calories and increase the fibre this is what I did. I used lean ground beef, whole wheat pasta (penne) and low fat cheese. I made a half recipe and for two of us there was nearly 2/3 left. I think the servings per recipe is extremely generous. Served with a nice salad we could nearly get 6 servings from 1/2 casserole. I used hot and spicy taco seasoning because that is what I had. I thought it was perfect, my husband thought it was a bit spicy. I used diced tomatoes with peppers, onion and garlic, also because that is what I had. First, I have no doubt it would be better without my diet friendly substitutions but it was still good. I do look forward to enjoying the leftovers tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe and glad that I was able to make it work for us.
EASY to throw together, delicious to eat. I made as written, except I subbed a couple of velveeta cheese cubes (needed to be used) for the cheddar in the casserole and added some frozen southwestern veggies (corn, black beans, onion & peppers) to bulk it up a bit. I still used the cheddar on the top of the casserole for an ooey gooey layer of goodness. THANKS for a quick and tasty lunch! (P.S. This makes a LOT of food... we'll have leftovers for at least another meal. Next time, I'll halve the recipe. Goes well with a crispy green salad.)
Our family enjoyed this very much. I had frozen taco meat,so it was just a matter of defrosting it & making the recipe. it is a great, fast dish. I didn't have cream of mushroom soup so i substituted a can of cheddar cheese soup. i also added 1 can of black beans. it was yummy! thanks for a quick meal idea.
This was really good. The leftovers were just as good. My kids really enjoyed this. Followed the recipe exactly except I used regular onions and not red onions as I didn't have any.
Muy bueno Kristopher! I halved the recipe, using the full can of soup and 1/2 envelope of taco seasoning. We did not have any diced tomatoes (grrrr) so I used an 8 oz can of spanish tomato sauce and added a generous dash of basil and oregano to the mixture. We served ours with a generous dollop of sour cream on top. I cannot wait to have leftovers for lunch today, cause I snuck a taste after it cooled and the flavors seemed to have intensified. This is a fantastic after work dinner and will be on our table frequently I am sure. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the great recipe! My whole family loved it. My daughter said "this is sooo good". It was really easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. I halved the recipe which was more than enough for my family of four and we even had another serving leftover. I added a little extra chili powder (we like things spicy). I browned the beef in an oven-proof round casserole pan and after draining the fat, mixed all the other ingredients in the same pan and popped it in the oven--this made for easier clean-up. This is definitely a keeper!
I really don't know where to begin with this recipe,first of all it was really good :).And since I didn't need the full recipe I only made half(and even doing that it sure made alot,and I mean ALOT :))I used Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Clone/Copycat for the taco seasoning(for half I think 1 Tablespoon of the seasoning recipe would be plenty)For the soup I used half of Campbell's Cream of Chicken and Herb Soup.The baking time took a little long than stated since I like my cheese a golden brown.Kristopher,you and your Mom have a really good recipe here.This will be made again,thank you for posting. "Keep Smiling:)"
LOVED this and my coworked were so jealous when I heated this up for lunch the next day! It tasted even better leftover (if you can believe that)! Thanks Kristopher.
The whole family loved this. I added a 1/2 a bunch of cilantro to it. That was the only thing that I did. It was a great casserole. I had some Cilantro Cream Sauce (#192254) and I added that to the top of mine (kids don't like sour cream). Thank you for sharing. This one is staying in my pile of keepers.
Updated to say this is even BETTER the next day! try this you won't be sorry! This was VERY good, it made a ton which is nice and it was full of flavor! I added a tiny bit more garlic and otherwise followed the recipe perfectly and was not at all disapointed. Thanks Kristopher and Laci for a really good dinner and I am looking foreward to some for lunch too. I will make this again probably many times.