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Jiffy Spoon Taco Casserole

 
One serving costs about $19.35 One serving costs about $19.35 One serving costs about $19.35

$19.35 per serving

1 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 fall,winter,gluten-free,healthy,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mexican
spoonacular Score:84%

Spoonacular Score: 84%

 

Jiffy Spoon Taco Casserole might be just the Mexican recipe you are searching for. For $19.35 per serving, this recipe covers 87% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This main course has 3690 calories, 208g of protein, and 201g of fat per serving. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up tomato sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the onion you could follow this main course with the Candy Corn Cupcakes as a dessert. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 85%. This score is excellent. Try Jiffy Spoon Bread, Jiffy Casserole, and Jiffy Cornbread Casserole for similar recipes.

Mexican on the menu? Try pairing with Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 10 dollars per bottle.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, crisp, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers inviting floral and mandarin aromas with a clean finish. This is an incredibly versatile food wine and my favorite with oysters.

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Ingredients

Servings:
15 oz
15 oz canned tomato sauce
canned tomato sauce
10 oz
10 oz cheddar cheese
cheddar cheese
15 oz
15 oz canned chili
canned chili
10 oz
10 oz corn chips
corn chips
1 lb
1 lb lean ground beef
lean ground beef
1 head
1 head shredded lettuce
shredded lettuce
1
1  onion
onion
3
3  tomatoes
tomatoes
15 oz canned tomato sauce
15 oz
canned tomato sauce
10 oz cheddar cheese
10 oz
cheddar cheese
15 oz canned chili
15 oz
canned chili
10 oz corn chips
10 oz
corn chips
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 head shredded lettuce
1 head
shredded lettuce
1  onion
1
onion
3  tomatoes
3
tomatoes

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Crumble corn chips; spread evenly onto bottom of a 13 x 9-inch pan. Brown ground beef and onions in a skillet. Add tomato sauce and chili to beef mixture; stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour mixture over chips. Add a layer of lettuce, a layer of tomatoes and a layer of cheese. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $19.66
Ingredient
15 ounces canned tomato sauce
10 ounces cheddar cheese
15 ounces canned chili
10 ounces corn chips
1 pound lean ground beef
1 head shredded lettuce
1 onion
3 tomatoes
Price
$1.67
$3.04
$3.77
$2.43
$5.13
$1.99
$0.24
$1.39
$19.66

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

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Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
3690 Calories
207g Protein
201g Total Fat
283g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
3690
185%

Fat
201g
310%

  Saturated Fat
80g
505%

Carbohydrates
283g
94%

  Sugar
70g
78%

Cholesterol
578mg
193%

Sodium
5948mg
259%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
207g
415%

Vitamin C
714mg
866%

Phosphorus
3316mg
332%

Vitamin A
14511IU
290%

Calcium
2823mg
282%

Vitamin B6
5mg
277%

Zinc
39mg
266%

Vitamin B2
4mg
264%

Vitamin K
258µg
246%

Vitamin B12
12µg
209%

Selenium
141µg
202%

Potassium
6801mg
194%

Vitamin B3
38mg
193%

Manganese
3mg
190%

Magnesium
672mg
168%

Fiber
40g
162%

Iron
28mg
159%

Copper
2mg
125%

Folate
487µg
122%

Vitamin E
17mg
119%

Vitamin B5
8mg
88%

Vitamin B1
1mg
75%

Vitamin D
2µg
14%

covered percent of daily need

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