You can tell the weather has turned toward fall. I'm starting to get back in the comfort food groove and have been putting together dishes geared toward my husband. This one is uber-simple, and if you cook your meat ahead of time, takes only minutes to prepare. I always keep the ingredients for this one on hand for a quick and easy dinner in minutes.
1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or more, if you like it really cheesy)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup taco sauce OR Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (yes, I know, not really a "taco" ingredient, but it is one of Matt's favorite things, so we put a twist on the taco concept.)
3 - 10 inch flour tortillas
Brown the ground beef and drain thoroughly. Mix in taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water.
In either an 8 inch square dish or a deep round casserole, layer the ingredients in the following order, using about 1/4 of each, per layer.
Country Bob's sauce or taco sauce
Then, repeat again until you have used up all of your ingredients.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 until bubbly. Serve!This is by no means an exact recipe. Its is easily doubled, and there is no reason you can't switch up the ingredients to your liking. If I wasn't feeding Matt, I'd put in fresh diced tomatoes and top it with sour cream. Sometimes when we're feeling the urge, I throw in a bunch of chopped jalapeños. Whatever your family likes, it will all work in here!