Congratulations to Katie (kc. . .@yahoo.com). She is the winner of the Old El Paso taco kit, valued at $54! I sent her an email and she has 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner. (Thanks, MyBlogSpark!)
I love the variety of tacos you all have and how often you have them. We need to step it up around here. We like tacos, but I just don’t make them often enough.
Here’s another recipe that Tammy has tried and loves. You may want to give them a whirl. Use a packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning and save some effort. You can get great deals on them with coupons! (Thanks, Tammy!)
Southwest Bubble Bake
2 tubes (10-12 oz. each) refrigerated canned biscuits
1 cup salsa
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or lean ground beef
Use a taco seasoning packet or all the *** ingredients below:
1 tbsp. chili powder ***
2 tsp. all-purpose flour ***
1½ tsp. cumin ***
1 tsp. salt ***
½ tsp. pepper ***
½ tsp. paprika ***
½ tsp. garlic powder ***
¼ tsp. onion powder ***
¼ tsp. oregano ***
⅛ tsp. ground cayenne pepper ***
1½ cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
1 small onion, chopped
½ of a green pepper, chopped
1 can (4.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
1 avocado, diced (optional)
Additional salsa (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a 9×13-in. baking dish with cooking spray. Quarter the biscuits and place them evenly in the prepared pan. Top with salsa. Set aside.
If using chicken: In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the chicken breasts and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook (replace some of the water if necessary) until the chicken is easy to shred with a fork – about 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and shred the chicken. Add ⅔ cup water and the chili powder, flour, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cayenne pepper (or 1 pkt of taco seasoning). Cook and still until most of the water has evaporated.
If using ground beef: In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the ground beef until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add ⅔ cup water and the chili powder, flour, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cayenne pepper (or 1 pkt of taco seasoning). Cook and still until most of the water has evaporated.
For both versions: Add the cooked and seasoned meat to the prepared pan. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Top with cheese, onion, green pepper and black olives and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and the cheese is melted. Serve with avocado, additional salsa and/or sour cream, if desired.
*** Note: You may substitute one package of taco seasoning for the chili powder, flour, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cayenne pepper.