Friday, March 22, 2013

Taco Grande


8 - 6-7" flour tortillas
1 lb lean ground turkey or (beef)
2 T taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
16 oz jar or homemade salsa
 8 oz (2 cups) shredded Colby & Monterey Jack cheese (divided)
1 green onion sliced w/tops (divided)
4 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 350

Spray bottoms and sides of a deep dish baker (pie plate), with Pam or non stick cooking spray.  Arrange four flour tortillas in bottom of baking dish, overlapping slightly.

In large skillet, cook meat on medium heat 8- 10 minutes, breaking into taco meat.  Drain if necessary, and add taco seasoning mix and water cook until water is absorbed and meat is no longer pink.  Remove from heat and add salsa. 

Spoon meat evenly over the tortillas, sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese, and half of the green onion. Top with the remaining flour tortillas and overlap slightly, press down lightly. 

Add remainder of the cheese and green onions, bake 30 minutes, until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. 

Top with layer of sour cream, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno, guacamole etc.

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