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Taco Grande

My son Lance is disabled and receives services from the county. He has some young women come in each week to help him with some simple chores and food preparation. Well after so many frozen pizzas, chicken nuggets and salads, we had to come up with something new. I started looking through some old cookbooks and came across a kids cookbook titled “Kids in the Kitchen”. Lance, Carly and I looked through the recipes and found one that had all the ingredients he likes. It was surprisingly simple with the exception of cooking the ground meat. He enjoyed making it and we all enjoyed tasting it, it is a keeper.

Taco Grande

1 lb. ground turkey or ground sirloin
1 pkg. (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
8 (6-7 inch) Flour Tortillas (we used several large tortillas)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded colby-jack cheese
1 green onion
4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and side of deep dish pie plate or 9 inch round casserole with vegetable oil.
Place ground meat in a frying pan, cook and stir over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into small pieces.
Add taco mix and amount of water directed on package. Continue cooking according to package directions. Remove pan from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the salsa.
Arrange 4 tortillas in bottom and up side of pie plate. (Tortillas will overlap on bottom of pan but not all of the area on the side of the Baker will be covered.)
Spoon meat mixture evenly over tortillas. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Slice green onion. Sprinkle half of the onion over cheese.
Top with remaining 4 tortillas, overlapping tortillas slightly to create a scalloped edge over filling. Press tortillas down over filling. Spread remaining salsa over tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and onion.
Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.
Chop lettuce into thin strands. serve taco wedges over lettuce and top with sour cream.

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