Monday, October 4, 2010

Bake For The Cure Baking Contest!


Hi neighbors! It's a lovely Autumn afternoon, and I'm stopping by to ask for your help.  I am participating in the ACH Foods Bake For The Cure baking contest that starts today.  This contest supports Susan G Komen for the Cure. Today and the next 2 Mondays,  I will be posting recipes (and pictures of our family trying them out). There are 19 other bloggers participating in this, so here's where you come in-I need comments! Easy, I know, but if I get the most amount of comments on my recipe posts, then we win a $500.00 gift card to a cooking store! So please, feel free to blog, tweet, or email your friends and family about this. Every comment helps!

So, without further ado, here's our first recipe:
One-Dish Taco Bake
This recipe is in the Bake For The Cure cookbook I was sent in my baking kit, and I was supposed to add a personal twist to it. I'll give you the original recipe first:


Taco Meat Filling
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Package French's Original Taco Seasoning

Batter
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Masa Corn Flour or Corn Meal
2 envelopes Fleischmann's Rapid Rise Yeast
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup very warm Milk
3 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil
1 Egg

Toppings
1 cup Chunky Salsa
1 cup Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
1 cup Corn Chips, partially crushed

Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
Mix batter ingredients together in a greased 9 1/2-inch greased deep dish pie plate.
Top batter with taco meat filling. Pour salsa evenly over meat; sprinkle with cheese and corn chips.
Bake by placing in a cold oven; set to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.


My experience/thoughts on the recipe:

For a personal twist on this recipe, we changed out the ground beef for ground turkey. It makes for a healthier meal, and our family has really started using ground turkey a lot in our normal tacos. So, I thought this would be a great chance to try it in another meal!
Cooking the ground turkey!


Add the taco seasoning!

Corn oil and Yeast!

Taco meat over the corn meal crust

In the oven...the crust overflowed our pan a little!

The finished Taco Casserole

My serving suggestion-some sour cream on the side!

So there's the step-by-step of baking this Taco Casserole. I found that this is a very quick, easy recipe that I will definitely be making again! The family loves it! We added sour cream on the side for dipping (what is Mexican food without sour cream?!), which really adds to the flavor!  I like that the recipe calls for basic pantry staples too, so we don't have to go shopping for exotic ingredients!

Our family vote: We give this recipe a 5-star rating! Fast and easy to prepare, basic ingredients, and delicious taste-We like it! We love it! We want more of it!

So, now I'm asking you, my wonderful neighbors, to help us out here! Please, leave a comment! Tell us one of your favorite recipes, share a twist on this recipe you think would taste good, anything! And please, help spread the word!

84 comments:

Hope said...

Yum! Looks delicious! I'll have to try this one out :)

Charity said...

Definitely looks great! We love mexican as well and this will be added to my files.

dyxymom said...

This dish looks and sounds great I will have to try it for me and my son sometime carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

Katie said...

WHOA - Stop the presses - I am printing this right now!!! YUMMY Dish!

And for such a great cause - Good For you!

One Southern Girl said...

Sounds yummy... We make our own taco meat... but I couldn't tell you what we season it with, since it varies everytime we make it. Seriously!

Diane said...

We have been using ground turkey a lot lately and love it!

Everyday Rambling's said...

This is an amazing receipe and one my entire family would love! Thanks for sharing

Dee said...

We always use ground turkey in our taco's and there's no difference in taste.

I'm going to try this for a change to regular tacos and taco salad.

~SALLY~ said...

Oooooo! Looks yummy! :)

Crystal said...

Oh my boys would just LOVE this!

Greg said...

That looks healthy.:-)

debbie said...

This sounds good, I would probably add some fresh chopped cilantro, green peppers, and jalapenos.
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Jendi said...

We love tacos in our house and we frequently use ground turkey - especially since beef has gotten more expensive.

The corn bread crust sounds like a neat idea.

Mom vs. the boys said...

I've never made my own dough before, that looks soooo good!!!

Amber Y said...

Looks yummy, but I'd be tempted to add a little veggies in there for sure!

Patricia said...

Love tacos and sure to try this one...Love how you used Mazola to spiced up the Mexican style :)

JC said...

Love the fact you use ground turkey, great idea!

Dee said...

you can add some mild salsa to the mix too! looks delicious! :)

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Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I love Tacos but my kids make such a mess of them - I usually make it into a salad but this looks delicious! I never though of making it in a casserole!

Tori said...

Oh that looks yummy!!
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ms-texas said...

this looks delicious - i'll have to give it a try

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Rebecca said...

OMG that looks so delicious!! :)

M and M said...

It sounds really good. Thanks!

Bebemiqui said...

I'd add some cilantro and probably some guac on the side of this dish.

rubynreba said...

I've never made it in a casserole before either. It looks very good! I'm going to have to try it.

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Looks like a good recipe. A good dipping sauce is to mix together equal parts sour cream and salsa.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Anne said...

Looks great and sounds great. Will have to try it.
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This looks so good, it might even be easy enough for me to make!! I sometimes use soy burger crumbles instead of meat for tacos :)

jerseygirl137 said...

Wow, this looks just wonderful. My family just loves mexican.

scottsgal said...

using turkey puts a healthier spin on this one - looks good
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I LOVE cassarole dishes and this is a GREAT!!! dish the whole family would enjoy. I like the idea of corn chips in the topping.
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Mommy Minded said...

UM...Yummo!!!! :)

Anne said...

I just tried a similar dish, except the crust was made with bisquick. It tasted soooooo good!
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Anonymous said...

I'm so excited...it is in the oven. ~Jessie~

Kelly said...

That looks yummy! My boys would love it!

ape2016 said...

Mmmm...now I am really hungry, those rice krispies I had for dinner just aren't cutting it.

misscaseylee said...

wow! this looks delicious! i'm a huge taco fan! :)

Anonymous said...

Yum I love ground turkey, looks good! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

royaldixie said...

Taco Bake! YUMMY! Love how easy this looks!

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Kim said...

I have never cooked with ground turkey and this recipe would be a good way to try it for the first time.
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andrea v said...

Looks good. Love the pictures

Cherene said...

Looks great! I'll have to put it with my "to try" recipes! A side salad would be great with it! A little onion....some tomatoes....mmmm

Christine said...

I'm going to have to invest $2 for the cookbook. Some of the recipes sound yummy. I visit one of your competitors and she had yummy recipes too!

Christine
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Hannah said...

Looks yummy and very easy!

Laura said...

That looks super easy! I like to add slow-cooked chicken to tortilla chips with some salsa and black beans for easy dinners.

Anonymous said...

I love anything Mexican inspired!

Carmen
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Shelly said...

Oooh, I want to try this

Elijah said...

I love it!

karasceviour said...

oh, I will be trying this one! We all love tacos and Im sure this one would be a favourite.

Niecey said...

This looks like the kind of thing my husband would love! Looks yummy.
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Terra said...

I love recipes like this, they are so fun, and delicious!!!

ksceviour said...

Looks yummy! I love tacos,just had them for supper actually..lol..this looks good!

Agata said...

going to try this later this week!

tattgiff said...

I always trade out turkey for hamburger.
This recpipe looks so good I am going to try it on our next Taco Friday.
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

oh my gosh that looks good@! adding it to my list for next week
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Amber said...

yummy!!

janetfaye said...

I am going to save this recipe, it sounds delicious and easy to make!

Aileen said...

This one looks good and family friendly too.
I like the idea of using turkey instead of beef.
Wonder if I could substitute soy milk for the milk in the crust.
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jenspurg said...

We love tacos and this looks great!
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tristatecruisers said...

that sure does look yummy! :)

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Web Designz by Kristi said...

We love mexican food - thanks for sharing this recipe!

Sheila said...

This sounds great!! We love to make turkey meat nachos...and I think we may have to try this one!

Brend said...

This looks good. We will be trying this one.
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crayolaswap said...

that looks super good except I think I'd do ground beef and doritos.

Liz said...

Looks surprisingly good for something called "taco casserole"! Suggestion: I would add guacamole! All Mexican foods need guacamole!

abby said...

I'd also consider adding banana peppers - we often add them to our tacos here!

Carolyn G said...

WOW that looks really really good!!! I saw your link on Latina on a Mission's Sabroso Saturday and needed to pop by and look at your yummy recipes!

Katrina said...

That looks really good. Not too hard either. We are going to try it next week!! Thanks

For Their Future said...

YUM! Now I am hungery! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks like a good recipe for the cool autumn days! And I love mexican food!

Jeannie said...

I am sure my family will love this!

Megan said...

That looks delicious, I will have to try it out!

Kim said...

this would be something my picky son would love!

Mari said...

This looks delicious! I love casseroles, especially spicy flavors.

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Brooke said...

My son loves tacos so can't wait to try this version.

eclairre said...

I'd top it with olives - looks great!
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Champagne Wisdom said...

A great twist on tacos - definitely worth a try!!

mimilovesall8 said...

Looks great!
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Lisa said...

I am sooo hungry right now, i wish I had everything on hand to make this right now!

Mommy T said...

love that you subbed ground turkey - that's what I'd do too!

A Seeker of Divine Moments said...

Mexican food is always on our menu - thanks for sharing this great dish. The ground turkey is a great healthy alternative.

Corrine said...

I think this recipe sounds delicious!!! Will have to try it out!

Evelyn M Leon said...

I think I just solved tonight's dinner crisis! Thanks!

Evelyn
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Ms. Latina said...

I love this recipe and do a variation of it at home with my own boys. Its quick, easy and always makes them feel as if I slaved in the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks good...especially served with a side of sour cream!