Taco Skillet Burgers

Today is National Taco Day! How appropriate that the recipe I’d like to share with you today is Taco Skillet Burgers!

While having lunch with a friend at her mother’s house a few years ago, I was introduced to Taco Skillet Burgers. My friend’s mother served it with Mexican cornbread and I thought it was a really enjoyable meal! I came across the recipe recently and made it for my husband who really liked it, too.


Taco Skillet Burgers are burgers made of ground beef or ground turkey, spiced with taco seasoning mix, sauced with bean with bacon soup and topped with chopped tomatoes and shredded Cheddar cheese. This recipe offers a nice alternative to the standard hamburger or turkey burger!

Taco Skillet Burgers Recipe

Taco Skillet Burgers
Serves 6
Burgers made with ground beef or ground turkey, spiced with taco seasoning, sauced with bean with bacon soup and topped with chopped tomatoes & grated cheese.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 egg, beaten
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  4. 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  5. 1 envelope (or 2 teaspoons) taco seasoning
  6. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
  7. 1 (11 1/2 oz.) can condensed bean with bacon soup
  8. 1/2 cup water
  9. 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  10. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  11. 1 1/2 cups corn chips
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the egg, milk, bread crumbs, onion and taco seasoning.
  2. Add beef or turkey; mix well. Shape mixture into 6 patties.
  3. In large lightly greased skillet brown the patties on both sides.
  4. Mix soup and water; spoon over meat.
  5. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
  6. Top with tomatoes and cheese, heat covered, 3 minutes longer.
  7. Serve with corn chips.
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I like to serve Taco Skillet Burgers with corn chips, tortilla chips or Mexican cornbread after topping the burgers with sliced grape tomatoes and grated sharp Cheddar cheese. Add your favorite toppings to make this recipe your own!

A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla rolled or folded around a filling. In this recipe, the Taco Skillet Burgers are served with corn chips or tortilla chips instead of being wrapped in a tortilla. Tacos are often eaten without utensils but Taco Skillet Burgers will require a fork as the bean with bacon soup dribbles over the side of the burgers!

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

In case you don’t have any taco seasoning on hand, you can make your own and save a trip to the grocery store. Here’s the recipe:

Taco Seasoning Mix
Yields 3
A mixture of spices that can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  2. 3 teaspoons chili powder
  3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.
Notes
  1. Recipe may be doubled or tripled if more taco seasoning is desired.
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Taco Seasoning Mix is quick and easy to mix up plus it’s cheaper than buying packets of Taco Seasoning Mix!

I hope you’ll try this recipe soon and Happy National Taco Day!

How do you celebrate National Taco Day?

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Husky Delight – A Connecticut Casserole

What is Husky Delight?

Husky Delight is a casserole, named after the University of Connecticut athletic teams, the Huskies!  Husky Delight is a hearty, satisfying casserole of ground beef or turkey, tomato sauce, egg noodles, sour cream, cream cheese, chopped onions, green chilies and cheese.

I’ve always enjoyed looking at magazines and copying recipes that sound good to me and I bet you do that, too! During my years as a dietitian in various healthcare facilities, I liked to look at recipes in some of the magazines that came to the Food Service Manager, such as Food Management and Food & Institutions. These magazines were specifically for food service and the recipes were “quantity” recipes which could yield anywhere from 25-100 servings. Occasionally the quantity recipes would also include a smaller version of the recipe.

The recipe for Husky Delight was one that residents of a long-term care facility where I worked seemed to enjoy. A Food Service Director or Manager from the University of Connecticut sent in this recipe to one of these food service magazines and our Food Service Manager added it to the menu. The recipe for Husky Delight has been adapted for home use by decreasing and changing a few of the ingredients.

The Methodology


The steps to making Husky Delight are first to brown ground beef or turkey in a skillet. Add garlic powder, salt, sugar and pepper as well as tomato sauce after the meat has browned. Pour off any grease from the meat before adding the other ingredients.

Cover the meat mixture and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes. While the beef is cooking, cook the noodles according to package directions.

In a bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, onions and green chilies. (I used green onions the day I took these photos.)

Grease or use pan spray on a 2-quart casserole dish. Place a layer of noodles on the bottom of the casserole dish.

Add the meat sauce on top of the noodles.

Add the cream cheese mixture on top of the meat sauce and top with cheese of your choice. The original recipe called for Parmesan cheese but I used some sliced Provolone that I had on hand in the photo.

Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes until Husky Delight becomes bubbly.

The Recipe

Here’s the printable recipe:

Husky Delight Casserole
Serves 6
A hearty casserole featuring ground meat, tomato sauce, noodles, cream cheese, sour cream, green chilies and cheese.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  2. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. Dash pepper
  5. 2 (8-oz. can) tomato sauce
  6. 6 ounces egg noodles
  7. 4 ounces cream cheese
  8. 1 cup sour cream
  9. 1/3 cup chopped onions (or green onions)
  10. 1 (2-ounce) can mild green chilies
  11. Parmesan cheese or other cheese to top the casserole
Instructions
  1. In a skillet brown meat; drain grease. Add garlic powder, salt, sugar, tomato sauce and pepper. Mix together and cover; simmer 15 minutes.
  2. While beef is cooking, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain & set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, onion and green chilies.
  4. Butter or use pan spray on the inside of a 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Place a layer of noodles on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  6. Add the meat sauce on top of the noodles.
  7. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the meat sauce.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese or cheese of your choice.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
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Parting Comments

Husky Delight is a recipe in which you can vary the ingredients to your choosing. Instead of noodles, use your favorite pasta. Use your favorite cheese instead of Parmesan, or use what you have on hand. The sour cream and cream cheese give this recipe a creamy richness. Husky Delight is a great casserole to take to family gatherings, church socials or pot-luck suppers and to add as a “comfort food” entrée to your menu rotation for the month! Make some Husky Delight soon!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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