Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taco Casserole Recipe :)

Well if you read my post on my goals for 2012, you will remember that one of them was to try a new recipe every couple weeks (also to coupon more which I will get to later :)). So today I decided to try a recipe, which I found in a Campbell's cookbook. The recipe was for a taco casserole and it seemed pretty easy and didn't require a lot of ingredients, so sounded like a good one to me. Here it is:

1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 can (10 3/4 oz) tomato soup
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup UNCOOKED white rice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup slightly crushed tortilla chips
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1. Cook meat in 10 inch skillet, until well-browned. Drain off any excess fat after cooking.
2. Mix soup, rice, milk, and salsa in skillet with cooked meat. Stir together.
3. Pour or spoon mixture into 1.5 quart cassrole dish and cover (I acutally used a 2 quart dish, no biggie)
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Stir
5. Line edges with crushed tortilla chips and top with cheese (I honestly didnt measure my cheese out, just used enough to my preference).

Makes 4 servings

The final product:

The cheese only took a couple minutes to melt. I also added a little sour cream to my serving, which was pretty good. Turned out pretty good, and didn't take long to prepare at all. Good for a quick weeknight meal!

Oh and as I mentioned above, one of my other resolutions was to start couponing again. Check out what I was able to get today from Kroger:

Tide: Reg price 7.99- On sale for 5.99 with Kroger card
Duracell: Reg. price 4.49- On sale for 3.99 with Kroger card
Crest: Reg. price 3.52- On sale for 2.69 with Kroger card
Herbal Essences shampoo: Reg. price 2.99

So here we go, I had a $2 off coupon for the Tide and a $1off coupon for the batteries, shampoo and toothpaste. My Kroger doubles up to $1 so that took off an extra $2.69 (my store doesn't do overages), making my total saved with coupons $7.69. They also had a P&G event sale going on, meaning if you bought 4 P&G products you got an automatic $4 off your total. So subtract the $7.68 from coupons and then the $4 from the event sale and I saved a whopping $11.68!!! Bringing my final total for all the above NAME BRAND products to $3.98 (plus tax)!! Not too shabby at all seeing as how the Tide is normally twice that much alone! So glad I'm back to couponing!!

1 comment:

  1. that sounds really yummy, i want to see the picture but it wont let me yo! :)

    good job on sticking with resolutions.


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