• 1-1/2 to 2 lbs lean ground beef (I used 96/04)
  • Taco Seasoning (1 packet, or your favorite loose seasoning from your local farmers market)
  • 1/8 c diced red onion
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 c shredded cheese
  • 2/3 c chunky salsa
  • Shredded lettuce and sour cream, as needed


  1. In a little bit of olive oil, sauté the diced onions, and then add the ground beef.  Make sure to break up the ground beef while it’s cooking.
  2. As the beef starts to brown, add your taco seasoning; if you’re using the packet kind, follow directions.  If you’re using the loose kind (like we have), make sure to add about 1/4 c water to 3 Tbls seasoning.
  3. Simmer the beef over med-high heat until all the beef is cooked and the water has cooked down
  4. Once the beef is cooked, add to your casserole dish with 2/3 cup of the cheese and the jalapenos.  Mix well.
  5. Pour the salsa on top of the casserole, and then sprinkle the remaining 1/3c cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes–enough to heat everything through and melt the cheese.

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