Taco Casserole

Beef Recipe

Taco Casserole made with layers of tortillas filled with a mixture of ground beef, spinach, tomatoes and cheeses.

Taco Casserole | www.diethood.com

Hi, my dears! Happy Sunday!

I need to get this off my chest – WHOA! What.A.Week. 

First, my blog was hacked. Some really bored people decided to get into my site, despite all the securities I have installed, and did a bunch of damage on the back end. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a virus and you weren’t affected.

Then, because that wasn’t enough, after upgrading to the newer version of WordPress because the WordPress Gods told me to do it, I couldn’t log into my own blog to even write up a new post! Look around. The last time I posted was on the 30th of October… I never go this many days in between posts. Ugh.

Wait. There’s more. The authorities of this little town of ours decided to cancel Halloween because it was going to rain. Yes, rain. Cancelling because of rain. I still can’t wrap my head around that. When I was a kid, on Halloween I ran from house to house in rain, snow and sleet… I survived. And had fun! However, the great people of my subdivision decided to go against the committee and we had Halloween on the day of! #TeamPeople!

Here are my two lovelies – one was a Fairy Princess and the other a lil’ Witch. 😀

Ana & Aleksandra | www.diethood.com

Not very photogenic, now, are they. 😉 I’m in their face with a camera all the time and now they hate me for it. Whatever!

For the record; the rain came the next day! The day that they had rescheduled for. That was probably karma telling them to slow down.

In other news, I made this amazing Taco Casserole and had to share it with you! I really didn’t think it was going to be something that would WOW me, but it did. I mean, it really, really did. Flavorful, filling and delicious. And easy, of course! It’s just layer after layer of tortillas and an incredibly delicious filling made with beef, spinach, tomatoes and cheeses. Comfort meal, perfect for the gloomy weather that has already arrived.

Taco Casserole | www.diethood.com

ENJOY and thanks for listening to my sob story(ies)! 😀

♥ U!

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Taco Casserole | www.diethood.com
Taco Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Layers of tortillas filled with a mixture of ground beef, spinach, tomatoes and cheeses.
Servings: 4
Calories: 488 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1- pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 1 poblano pepper , diced
  • 1 bag (9-oz.) fresh spinach
  • butter for dish
  • 4 six-inch tortillas
  • 1-1/2 cups mixture of shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
  • Optional:
  • Avocado Slices
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Tortilla Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add beef, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until meat is browned, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and diced pepper; continue to cook for 6 to 7 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
  6. Stir in fresh spinach and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Coat a 2-quart or 3-quart baking dish with butter.
  9. Cover the bottom of baking dish with a layer of the meat mixture.
  10. Top with 1 tortilla.
  11. Repeat layers, but top each layer with cheese mixture before adding the tortilla.
  12. Finish off by spreading the remaining meat mixture on top and the remaining of the cheese.
  13. Cover and bake for 30 minutes; remove cover and continue to cook for 5 more minutes or until bubbly.
  14. Let stand 10 minutes.
  15. Before serving, garnish with slices of avocado, cherry tomatoes and tortilla chips.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 16

Nutrition Facts
Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 382mg16%
Potassium 582mg17%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 33.1mg40%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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21 Responses
  1. katherine shauger

    Making the taco casserole tonite.

    What type of tortilla are you putting in
    casserole…..corn or flour….doesn’t
    say….thank you.

    Look forward to your
    answer for that yummy looking casserole
    Katherine, in Portland, Oregon

  2. What a week! Sorry about your getting hacked – Bummer! I always have a fear when I download a WP update. Didn’t have the problems you had with the last download. Obviously you fixed it! What cute little Halloweeners! Cancel Halloween? I’ve never heard of that. Strange! Now for the casserole – that ramekin isn’t big enough for me. I would need at least 2. 🙂 Delicious!

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your blog being hacked… just the thought of that freaks me out. I am so computer naive that I don’t know if I could recover. Your kids are adorable. I’m glad you still got to trick or treat. 🙂 My kids had some rain on the day of Halloween too… but hubs took them out and they had fun. 🙂

    Love the taco casserole… you need something beautiful to enjoy after the week you had. 🙂

  4. Kate,
    After a rough week like that I am glad you had a comforting casserole like this one. Scary about the blog, and just silly about Halloween. We did have a rainy Halloween here, and the nice part was that it kept out a lot of folks whose communities (for whatever reason) do their trick or treating on a night other than the 31st. And where do those folks take their lil’ pumpkins on the actual night? To raid my easily walked neighborhood! So it was nice to have fewer folks who’ve driven over 25 miles for a bag of Lemonheads. (Yes, I recognized a radio personality from a few towns away with her kid one year).
    Thanks!

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