Tostada Casserole

 

1
pound lean ground beef
1
cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
5
green onions, thinly sliced
3
cups shredded taco cheese
1
16 ounce can refried beans
1
 2-1/4 ounce can pitted, sliced ripe olives, drained
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato
Sour cream
Guacamole
Tortilla chips

 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 3-quart casserole.  In skillet, brown beef.  Drain any fat.  Add salsa, cumin and salt.  Simmer until thick and all liquid has been absorbed.  Place meat mixture in casserole.  Top with onions, 2 cups cheese, refried beans, olives, and remaining 1 cup cheese.  Bake 30 minutes.  To serve, spoon each casserole portion on a bed of shredded lettuce and top with chopped tomato, sour cream, and guacamole.  Serve with tortilla chips.  For real convenience, assemble ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake. 

 

Makes 6 servings.