Fiesta Taco Casserole



Prep Time:15 min

Start to Finish:45 min

Makes:4 servings



1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

1 can (15 to 16 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained

1 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa

2 cups coarsely broken tortilla chips

4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)

1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)

Tortilla chips, if desired

Shredded lettuce, if desired

Additional Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired



1. Heat oven to 350F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat

8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in

beans and 1 cup salsa. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.

2. In ungreased 2-quart casserole, place broken tortilla chips. Top

with beef mixture. Sprinkle with onions, tomato and cheese.

3. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange

tortilla chips around edge of casserole. Serve with lettuce and

additional salsa.

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So-Simple Salsa Dip



Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:10 min

Makes:28 servings (2 tablespoons each)



1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese

1 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Nacho or tortilla chips, if desired



1. In 1-quart saucepan, heat cream cheese and salsa over low heat

about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is melted.

2. Keep warm in heatproof dish. Serve with chips.

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Salsa Turkey Meatballs



Prep Time:20 min

Start to Finish:1 hr

Makes:4 servings



1 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

3 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

1 egg

1 jar (16 ounces) Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa

2 medium green onions, thinly sliced



1. Heat oven to 400F. Mix all ingredients except salsa and green

onions. Shape mixture into twenty 1 1/2-inch meatballs.

2. Place in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake uncovered

20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs

reads 165F.

3. In 2-quart saucepan, place salsa and meatballs. Heat to boiling,

stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes

or until salsa and meatballs are hot. Sprinkle with green onions.



Kelly in IL