Monday, January 9, 2012

Am I too Easy?

I noticed that a few of my recipes start with the word, "Easy". I like "Easy" recipes. But then again its not like a recipe would start with the words, "Hard" or "Difficult". But perhaps I should try something different soon.
Anyway, as you will see from the pictures, this was the last recipe I made in our old apartment, and it make me just a teensy bit sad. I miss that kitchen SO much. My new one is nice, but has NO counterspace. There are counters, but none that are very big. My husband keeps telling me one day he will build me a house, and I get to design the kitchen. I know this will likely happen in like 50 years, when he retires, but a girl can dream right? On with the recipe!

Easy Mexican Casserole


1 pound lean ground beef, 2 cups of salsa, 1(16 oz) can chili beans drained, 3 cups tortilla chips, 2 cups sour cream, 1(2 oz) can sliced black olives drained, 1/2 cup chopped green onion, 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

On all those cooking shows the chefs always have their ingredients in cute little bowls, already to go for them. Normally, I am just like, "Screw prepping these in cute bowls, just throw 'em in!" But since I am doing a blog, and taking pics, I figured I should put a little time into it. Just a little.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans, heat through.

Beans are so gross. I dislike all types of beans.

Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crushed tortilla chips in bottom of dish.

The amount of 3 cups of chips, is subjective. Basically if you want a super crispy crust, use way more. Or less if that whats you want. I just eyed it up, and didn't crush them to tiny bits, as you can see. Its really up to you! Isn't cooking fun?

Then spoon beef mixture over chips. Spread sour cream over beef, sprinkle olives, green onions, and tomato over the sour cream. Top with cheese.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Baah dah dah dah dah dah daaaah!!! The finished product! My husband loves this dish. He likes anything spicy and flavorful, so he loves this. I will take his word for it. Once again I will not eat this. Beans, olives, green onions, salsa chunks(I only like picante, not chunks), all things I don't like.
Well I hope whoever makes this will enjoy it. Its pretty fun to make, I like crushing the chips. Good way to relieve stress. Not the best way, but a good one. Well The Price is Right is on. I love that show. Gotta watch! Have a good week!


  1. My mom does a variation of this one...I'll have to borrow her's to see how different they are!

  2. looks good, may have to try it.

  3. I'm sure Todd would love this, I might have to make it soon. Thanks for the recipe!