Mexican Dips and Salsas

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      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 350°F. 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.


      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.


      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 400ºF. 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 165°F.

      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

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