Monday, November 23, 2009

recipe time

I've been cooking more these days. Planning has been the key to my sanity. And I've also started cooking again for the family I was cooking for previously. So I need to make sure the meals work with both families. This is one I've made a few times and the kids tend to like too. It's a good one dish, quick meal. It's from Healthy Cooking by Taste of Home (my favorite mag).

Nacho Beef Bake


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean) - We use ground Turkey
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces baked nacho tortilla chips (about 2 cups), crushed
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, water and taco seasoning; mash slightly. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through; set aside.
  • Unroll crescent dough and press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; seal seams and perforations. Spoon beef mixture over dough. Spread sour cream over beef mixture; sprinkle with cheese and chips.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.


Julie said...

You cook for ANOTHER family in addition to your own? That's impressive!!! Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely be trying it!

amanda said...

and now i am hungry :)

picking up crescent rolls next time i am at the store!

thanks friend!

TcH said...

this looks so good! I can't wait to try it.

Radka said...

Beautiful photos, have a nice day Radka.

Katie said...

This is one of my favorites! Everyone should try it out, warm and yummy goodness.

The Horne's said...

I think this is going to be my new favorite meal! I can't WAIT to try!!!!!