Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I incorperated a couple recipes for this dish to make the one that had the ingredients I wanted. I really enjoy this one.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped black olives
- 1 (10 ounce) candrained kidney beans
- 1 cup salsa (can use diced tomatoes too)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups crushed tortilla chips (the hard ones used for dipping)
- 1 1⁄2 cups cheddar cheese (or monterey jack)
- sour cream
- Brown ground beef in skillet.
- Add onion to beef and sautee til tender.
- Mix in salsa, kidney beans, olives, chili powder, salsa and pepper and heat thoroughly.
- Grease 4 qt casserole.
- layer 1 cup chips 1/2 of meat mixture, half the lettuce, half the tomato and 1/3 of the cheese.
- Again layer 1 cup of chips, remainder of meat mixture, lettuce& tomatoes, 1/3 of the cheese.
- Top with remaining 1/2 cup of chips and cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Serve with sour cream and more salsa if you like.
I made a couple of changes, to use what I had. I added a tiny bit of salsa verde when measuring the salsa, because I was desperate to use it up. I had to omit the tomatoes because I didn't have any. I also sliced rather than chopped the olives (the ones I had were whole). This turned out well and everyone liked it. I thought the lettuce was an odd addition before baking, but I used it and it turned out fine. I do agree with MTpockets that it looks like a huge mess on the plate, because there isn't really anything to hold it together. I am not picky about presentation, though.
I thought this tasted pretty good but it's presentation wasn't the best. I omited the olives and the chili powder and added a package of taco seasoning. I think maybe I'd like to try it again and roll the meat mixture up in tortillas, top with cheese and bake them that way. I'll top them with sourcream and lettuce before serving. But other than the way it looks on your plate, it tasted fine. It could be better but I'll have to play with it a little bit. It is a good starter recipe though with great potential! Thanks Tara for sharing.