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Taco Mountain Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Reid Turner
Added: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Meat Sauce:
1 pound ground meat (beef or turkey )
1 package taco seasoning mix (1.25 ounces)
1 small can and green chilies, chopped
Can of enchilada sauce or picante sauce
Olive oil

Add-ons: shredded coconut, chopped scallions, chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar (and/or Monterrey jack) cheese, chopped Jalapeno peppers (fresh or from jar), chopped pecans, crumbled tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, chopped black and/or green olives, black beans or refried beans, strips of red and/or yellow peppers, and salsa.

Directions:
Directions:
Brown meat in skillet in hot oil. Add taco seasoning and water according to package directions. Cook 5 minutes; add chilies and sauce. Cook 15 minutes longer. The mixture may be cooled or frozen for later use at this point. Bring to simmer when ready to eat.

To Serve:
Cook 1 cup rice according to package directions. Put rice into separate serving bowl.

Place as many of the add-ons as you can round up in separate bowls.

Put all the above on serving table with rice, meat sauce and a bottle of Tabasco. Each person takes a plate and fills it to his or her own taste. A recommended way is to start with a layer of chips, put rice over that, and go from there as you choose.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
The above amount of meat will serve 4 to 6, depending on appetites and the number of add-ons.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Submitted by Barbara Beavers Pruett and adapted from the Mexican Fiesta served by Nell Beavers. It is excellent for an informal buffet supper and is truly a one-dish meal. The recipe can be expanded almost indefinitely and is a big family favorite.

 

 

 

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