Saturday, May 26, 2012

Taco Casserole

This is like a healthy version of nachos.  It is yummy and doesn't taste like you are eating something healthy at all.  I found this recipe on healthy delicious.

24 tortilla chips, plus more for serving if you desire
1 Tbs chili oil (or olive oil and red pepper flakes) - I just used olive oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground chicken
2 tbs taco seasoning (I used half my recipe for my homemade taco seasoning)
1 can black beans, drained
1 cup salsa
1 cup reduced fat cheese (I used Mexican blend)
Optional: other toppings such as olives or jalepenos

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add onion and garlic and sautee until soft.  Add meat and taco seasoning.  Cook, breaking up meat with a spatula, for about 5 minutes.  Add beans and salsa.  Mix well and continue to cook until salsa thickens.  Line the bottom of a large baking dish with tortilla chips, pressing down to break them up lightly into bite-sized pieces.  Spread the meat and bean mixture over the chips and top with cheese.  Add any other toppings you want cooked on top.  Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melty and gooey.  Enjoy!

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