Taco Casserole

1 lb. ground beef (or meat of choice)

1/4 c. taco seasoning

3/4 c. water

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (4.5 oz) can green chiles

3/4 c. salsa

6 hard corn taco shells

1/2 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese

1 c. lettuce of your choice, in bite size pieces

1 large tomato, seeded and diced


Brown ground meat in a skillet over med heat.  Add taco seasoning and water.  Bring to a boil, stir in beans and cook until liquid is absorbed.  Crush up 3 of the taco shells and place in the bottom of an 8" casserole.  Place the meat and bean mixture on top of the crushed shells.  Combine the salsa and chiles and lay over the meat mixture.  Crush the remaining taco shells and combine with the shredded cheese.  Lay over the top.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 25-35minutes.  Garnish with Lettuce and Tomatoes.