Thursday, July 11, 2013

Crescent Taco Hotdish

Since my family has moved from MN to Washington state, we are in a temporary apartment until we find a house, we left most of our things (including my homemade and canned food). I have had to do a little more grocery shopping to re-stock my pantry. I realize again how much the cost of groceries add up. It didn't seem like much, but the homemade laundry soap, seasonings, jellies, yogurt, etc. really seem to make a difference in the budget. Even if you only make a few small changes, it adds up to big changes in the checkout lane! This recipe is one of our favorites, I actually got it from Tammi but since I left my homemade seasoning..and my cookbooks in MN, I have adapted it a little to the ingredients I had on hand.
Here's what you need:
  • one tube of crescent roll (Pillsbury or store brand)
  • 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 14oz can tomato sauce
  • I substituted both the seasoning and sauce with about 2 cups of salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, or the kind and amount you like
  • a few handfuls of broken up Doritos (or nacho flavored chips)
Toppings: shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, sour cream, salsa, etc.
In a greased 9x13 pan, roll out the crescent roll dough and lay it on the bottom, gently pushing it down and pressing the seams together. In a separate pan, cook the ground meat then add seasoning and tomato sauce (or salsa) to the meat. Pour onto the dough, top with cheese and crunched up chips.
Bake 375 about 25 minutes, check the bottom to make sure it's not burning, you might have to adjust your bake time.
When it's done baking you can add the other toppings or serve them on the side for everyone to top with what  they like.
~Simply Angie

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