Creamy Burrito Casserole

  This casserole reminded me a lot of Tijuana Torte we already make and love, but I went ahead, because the addition of refried beans intrigued me.

  I found this recipe at Food.com, and the end result was nothing short of amazing!  {I changed it up just a bit.}  We loved the heartiness the whole wheat tortillas and refried beans bring to the final dish. And talk about quick, the whole thing came together in no time flat!

 Creamy Burrito Casserole

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Creamy Burrito Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ½ whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 envelope (1 Oz.) Taco Seasoning
  • 16 ounces, weight Can Refried Beans
  • 6 whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 3 cups Shredded Taco Cheese
  • 10 ounces, weight Can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • ⅓ cups Sour Cream
  • ½ cups Taco Sauce
  • Lettuce, Sour Cream, Tomatoes

Preparation Instructions

 

Preparation Instructions

 

In a skillet over medium heat, brown meat with onions. When meat is browned and onions softened, drain off the grease. Add taco seasoning and water (use the amount of water recommended on the package directions). Stir in one can of refried beans, heat everything through then set aside.

 

In a small bowl, mix sour cream and cream of mushroom soup.

 

In the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup of the sour cream mixture. Tear up 3 whole wheat tortillas and cover the sour cream layer. Layer half of the meat on top of this, spreading to cover the surface. Add a layer of cheese and a drizzle of taco sauce over it all.

 

Layer 3 more torn tortillas. Then top them with the remaining sour cream, meat mixture, taco sauce and cheese.

 

Bake uncovered at 350* for 20 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.

Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.


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Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Dig in!

~T

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Pizzawiches

I got this recipe from my Aunt Judy in Phoenix.  She made it for us after a long day of Bargain shopping WAY back when I was pregnant with Destiny.  I just found the scrap of paper I wrote it on in an old cookbook of mine.  I changed it up a teensy tiny bit, because, hello, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add some cream cheese products to it!  😉  

  These Pizzawiches come together easily and with a broil time of only 2 minutes, you’ll be having supper in no time FLAT!

Pizzawiches

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Pizzawiches

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Hamburger {or 1 Sausage/1 Hamburger}
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper, To Taste
  • 10 ounces, fluid Tomato Soup
  • Dash Of Basil, Rosemary, And Italian Seasonings
  • 1 pound Combo Of Mozzarella & Italian Blend Cheese
  • 10 ounces, fluid Philadelphia Tomato & Basil Cooking Creme {I added this to the original recipe. Mmmm!}
  • 9 whole Whole Wheat English Muffin

Preparation Instructions

Cook beef and onions with salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder, drain. Stir in tomato soup and add Basil, Rosemary and Italian seasonings. Heat and stir.
Slice English Muffins in half, and spread each with Tomato & Basil Cooking Creme. {I used the whole tub}
Divide meat mixture evenly between 18 halves and top each with cheese.
Broil for 2 minutes until cheese is nice and melty.

Serve warm with a nice tossed salad on the side.

Enjoy!

~T

And Then There Were 2….

  I have a “MOM, What’s for Dinner?” Recipe for you. Well, not really a recipe, more of a throw it all together sorta thing.

I had nothing planned for dinner, which is unusual for me. I love to try new recipes and usually have one picked out in the morning and prepping supper by mid afternoon.  On this particular night, it was already 5:30, and we had just walked in the door from a SUPER busy day.  The kids tummies were going off and the clock was ticking. Hmm, no money for frivolities like take out or pizza delivery, so it was time to come up with something, and QUICK!

Here is what I made:

Y-U-M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Let’s call it Garden Italian Creme Pizza.  OR “MOM! What’s for Dinner? Pizza”.

I had one of these Philadelphia Cooking Cremes that I got for next to nothing with a coupon, yay!  And a garden full of basil, jalapenos and red peppers.  I also had a container of tomatoes that needed to be used. Hmm, what could I make?! 

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 I took 2 crescents (set out for a bit to soften) and spread them into my bar pan from Pampered Chef, you could easily half this and make a circle pizza. I think circle pizzas taste better in general!!!! Dale thinks I am nuts.

“Shapes don’t make a difference.”  Uh yeah, they do.  Why do you think no one wants to share the first bite of pie? You have to eat the tip, its part of the yum factor!

  Back to the non-recipe recipe.  Ok, I just made a crust.  Bake it until starting to turn golden brown, probably 425* for maybe 15 minutes? I can’t recall, just watch it closely and remember, it’ll go back in the oven again.

Next, spread crust with Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking crème.  I used almost the whole thing for my big rectangle pizza, so 1 circle pizza would use half.

  Wash and thinly slice 1 red pepper, seed & thinly slice 4 fresh jalapenos and thinly slice your basil leaves as well.  Sprinkle all these garden goodies over your crème sauce.  Top with mozzarella cheese (FRESH if you have time, which I didn’t) and top with tomato halves.  Back in the oven it goes, just until the cheese is gooey, remember your crust is already baked.

OH MY WORD! We have had this TWICE now, and I don’t repeat recipes. It was that good!

In other news, Tylan started preschool yesterday! 

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Please excuse his butchered head of hair, er, lack of hair?  He dipped when I dodged and snip…bye-bye long bangs that I loved.  I’ve cut his hair always, but of COURSE this happens the week before school starts!!!!!  Thankfully his luscious locks grow super fast and my little curly head will return quickly, but poor kid, talk about locking into history a rather AKWARD moment!!!!  🙂

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“Oh look, here is a photo of Tylan on his first day of preschool.”

Mom! What happened to my hair?”

“Sorry son.”

He’ll forgive me, right?!

Right.

 

  Ok, it’s time for school, Buddy! 

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~T

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