Easy Taco Lasagna! 

This is going to be a “quick” post. But a good post-because this Taco Lasagna is Delicious!!!! 

It’s quick, easy and serves 8! Perfect for a crowd or a busy weeknight! It’s a great make ahead meal and trust me…taco Lasagna is pretty tasty for leftovers the next morning too! 

Taco Lasagna|

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 30 minutes 

  • 1lb of ground beef 
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 can of traditional refried beans
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning 
  • 1 can, cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz of sour cream
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6, 8-10 inch flour tortillas
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Start by chopping your onion. Add it to your ground beef (I used the rest of our ground venison we had from my husbands deer the year before).

Cook the ground beef and onion till it’s cooked thru completely, seasoning with a little salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, while the beef is cooking, mix together the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. 

Spread half of the sour cream mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased, 13×9 baking dish. 

Once the ground beef and onion is browned, strain off the grease and stir in the taco seasoning and the refried beans. 

Layer two tortillas, overlapping, on top of the sour cream mixture. Then add a layer of the beef and bean mixture.

Then add a cup of the shredded cheese. Then repeat. Sour cream, tortillas, meat, cheese, tortillas, cheese, cilantro. 

At this point you can bake it, uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or cover it and save it until you’re ready to bake it and eat! 

We paired this with a simple spinach salad. 

This Lasgna is so creamy you really don’t need any added toppings. Guacamole being the exception to the rule. Any rule really. Guacamole should be eaten everyday. Seriously. If I had my way I’d eat guac with every meal. 

Guac or not, this is a definite must try!

Loaded Cheeseburger Dip

  
Super Bowl 50 today!! Although I’m still broken up about the outcome of the AFC Championship. We were born and raised in New England after all. 

So while I can’t really cheer on my team, I CAN indulge in all the glorious football food! 

My contribution today will be this yummy creation! 

Loaded Cheeseburger Dip!

This stuff truly tastes like an ooey gooey cheeseburger! You get the tangy bite of mustard and relish and the creamy goodness of the melty cheese and tender beef. Onions give it a little crunch and BOOM! Cheeseburger on a chip.

It’s super easy to put together…

Mince up a sweet onion and saute in a little olive oil for a minute or two. 

 Then add your ground beef (in this case I used venison) and cook until no longer pink before adding steak sauce, ketchup, relish, mustard, salt and pepper.  

 Stir it all together and then add some cheese…You know what cheese I’m talking about… That lovely melty cheese product that you just can’t really duplicate with any other kind of cheese…

Everyone loves bacon! So add some of that too.

  Stir until completely melted…  

  
Pour the dip into a small baking dish and top with grated cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles and a bit of chopped parsley for freshness and a pop of color! 

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes (if you choose to bake it right away) OR if you make it ahead of time bake it for 30-35 minutes. 

Then- garnish again!!! Mmm mmm mmmmmmmm!!!   

 
  
Loaded Cheeseburger Dip|

45 minutes, serves 10

  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 1/2 a sweet onion, minced 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp steak sauce (can sub Worcestershire sauce)
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1/4 c plain marinara (optional)
  • 1/2 c relish 
  • 1/2 lb american cheese or cheese product
  • 1/4 c grated cheddar
  • 1/4 c bacon crumbles
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Preheat oven to 350. 

Saute the onions in your olive oil. Add your ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add your sauces and stir to combine. Add a little bacon, your cheese (not the grated cheddar yet!) and stir till melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste (just a pinch!)

Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with half of your grated cheddar, parsley and bacon on top. Bake for 10 minutes and then garnish again! 

Yum!