Start out by gathering the ingredients needed. We purchase our beef from a neighbor cattle farmer and have it processed at our local meat market, hence the white package of ground beef. My favorite kind of taco chips to use are the Tostitos multi-grain chips. (It makes me feel like I'm eating healthier chips and they are good)!
Brown the ground beef and drain any fat. The beef that we purchase is pretty lean so not much fat is collected - love that! Stir in the taco seasoning with 3/4 cup of water. Cook until most of the water has evaporated and the meat/taco seasoning mixture has a thicker consistency.
|Brown hamburger until you see no pnk.|
|Add taco seasoning .|
|Pat crescent rolls into bottom of pan|
|Crushed taco chips on top of the crescent rolls.|
|Layer meat mixture on top of the taco chips.|
|Spread the sour cream on top of the meat mixture.|
|Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the sour cream.|
|Final layer of crushed taco chips.|
Take out of oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes so the hotdish is easier to cut. As we say here in Minnesota "Oh for Yummy!"
I usually serve Taco Hotdish with lettuce, tomatoes and sliced black olives and a side dish of mexican rice. My favorite is the box mix from Rice-A-Roni. (I do appreciate the semi-homemade cooking option).
|Taco Hotdish with garden lettuce (thanks Teresa Thoennes), cherry tomatoes and spanish rice.|
(Whoops, forgot the black olives)
What do you call it - hotdish or casserole?
Taco Hotdish - Serves 4-6 people, can be doubled to serve 8-10
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1 lb. ground beef
1 can of crescent rolls
1 package of taco seasoning
3/4 c, water
2 c. taco chips- crushed
4 large tbsp. of sour cream
1 c. shredded mexican cheese
Brown the hamburger, drain any fat. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 c. water, cook until water is almost evaporated and mixture is thickened. Press crescent rolls into bottom of greased 8 x 8 pan. Sprinkle 1 c. of crushed taco chips on top of the crescent rolls. Pour the meat mixture on top of the taco chips. Spread the sour cream on top of the meat mixture. Layer the shredded cheese on top of the sour cream and finish with the remainder of the taco chips. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until browned on the edges. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Add any condiments that you prefer such as: lettuce, tomato, black olives, sour cream, salsa, etc.