I had a ton of taco stuff left over from a taco party and my family was getting mighty tired of eating tacos every night. We tried nachos, tacos, tostadas still they were burnt out and with good reason; as good as a taco is, there is just so many you can eat. I remember one time I was about 10 years old and I ate 10 tacos. The adults were impressed and still talk about it to this day. But that’s another story……
I took all my leftover stuff, onion, tomatoes, refried beans, nacho dip sauce (velveeta) hamburger and added a packet of taco seasoning and sautéed it all together until the onions were tender and the mix looked like a yummy dip. really I wanted to just break out the chips and dig in but I was making dinner. I took corn bread mix and fixed according to directions and put half in a pan, smoothing it all out and then putting my taco mixture on top of that and topping it with more corn bread mix. I baked for about 40 minutes and then put the oven on warm and covered it in a thick layer of cheese. (note this recipe is not dairy free)
now it sits waiting for my husband and daughter to come home so that we can dig in. I just hope it lasts that long because the yummy smell is driving me insane and I may just go get a forkful here in a minute.
What better way to get rid of taco leftovers, in a cornbread casserole. And I bet this freezes well too, we may not get to try that out tonight!