What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

After all the traditional Christmas foods are served, I’m always ready for a good Mexican meal. 
Here’s a yummy Mexican recipe provided by my guest posting daughter, Whitney. Enjoy!

Pinterest has provided me with so many great new recipes! Here’s one I’ve made a couple times, Mexican Casserole (original link here). This recipe is great because you can modify it to suit your family’s taste. It’s very forgiving! My only caution is that it doesn’t reheat very well – so just go ahead and eat it all in one sitting. I know you’ll want to. =)

Mexican Casserole

1lb ground beef
1 (1 ¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can refried beans (I substitute black beans that I puree in my food processor)
2 cups Colby jack cheese
1 cup salsa
1 tomato (chopped)
2 cups corn chips (crushed)

Step 1: In a large skillet brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions by adding the amount of water stated on the package. Set aside. Heat refried beans in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and 1 cup of salsa. Stir until combined.
Step 2: Place crushed corn chips onto the bottom of an 8×8” casserole dish. Pour the bean mixture over the chips in the casserole dish. Add taco meat on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top of the taco meat. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over the cheese.
Step 3: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes.
Yield: (4 Servings)



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