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Three Easy Taco Casserole Recipes

Most people love tacos. They are an easy dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight.

If your family enjoys tacos, there are a number of recipes that incorporate the flavor of tacos into an easy casserole. These casseroles are still easy to make, but just enough different that your family doesn't get tired of the same old meal.

Impossible Taco Pie

1 lb. hamburger
1/2 c. onions, chopped
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can chopped green chiles, drained
1 1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. Bisquick
3 eggs
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 c. jack or cheddar cheese, grated
Lettuce
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease pie plate. Cook and stir beef and onion until brown and drain. Stir in seasoning. Spread in pie plate, top with chiles. Beat milk, baking mix, and eggs until smooth. Pour into plate. Bake 25 minutes and top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake until knife inserted between center and edge comes out clean, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Top with sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese.

Taco Casserole

1 (16 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. bottled hot sauce
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 lb. hamburger
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 (9-1/2 oz.) package Fritos
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 c. shredded lettuce

To make the taco sauce: in a bowl stir together sugar, stewed tomatoes, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and pepper sauce. Stir in onions and green pepper, and set aside. In a medium skillet, cook hamburger until browned; drain fat. Stir in garlic salt. Coarsely crush corn chips; place in bottom of ungreased baking dish. Spoon hamburger over corn chips, and top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted. Sprinkle with shredded lettuce and serve with taco sauce.

Taco Quiche

8 flour tortillas
2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 lb. hamburger
2 1/2 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
8 eggs
1 c. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 small head lettuce, shredded
1 can sliced olives (optional)
2 medium tomatoes (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with the tortillas. In a skillet, cook hamburger, onion, and garlic with taco seasoning. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Spread beef mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle cheese on top. Beat eggs and milk together and pour over the top. Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, and olives.

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of five. For more recipes, organizing tips, home decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com.

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