Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yummy Beef Nacho Casserole.

I've started scheduling our meals every week.  What I will make, what I need to make it and what day I will make it.  I have it in a nice little notebook.  I make the schedule once a week.  We are on week two of this and it's going really well.  I'll share my notebook how to later. Also, I am beginning to love casseroles as much as the crockpot. Super easy stuff is how we roll in our house! 

Last night we had Beef Nacho Casserole.  I found the recipe on it was so yummy and super easy to make! Teagan even sprinkled the cheese on top for us!

What you need

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound pre-sliced sweet peppers (about 1/2-inch-wide-strips
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tubes (10 ounces each) refrigerated pizza dough
1 jar (16 ounces) medium-hot salsa
3 cups shredded taco-cheese blend
1 can (2.2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained (about 1/4 cup)
3 large scallions, trimmed and sliced
What you do

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers, ground beef and garlic salt; cook, stirring to break up clumps of beef, until the peppers are soft and beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat from skillet.
Remove pizza dough from tubes. Cut the dough crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide slices, then cut each slice into quarters.

In large bowl, toss together dough pieces and salsa. Add cooked meat mixture, 2 cups of the taco-cheese blend and olives. Scrape mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup taco-cheese blend over the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle scallions evenly over the top. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
What I did differently
I used 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper.
I just sprinkled the garlic salt, I may or may not have used a 1/2 teaspoon
I started to cut the pizza dough in nice little 1/2 inch pieces. That took too much time so Teagan and I tore them into pieces instead.  We also only used 1 pack not 2.
We didn't use the olives because nobody in our house likes them.
Let me know if you try it!! I hope you like it!!