This is another family favorite that I recently created. It is hearty and filling and fun. πŸ™‚

I use up various different leftovers on hand to create this tasty dish.

Today’s creation included leftover chicken taco meat but I have also used a bit of ground beef. You can use as much or as little meat as you desire. This makes it very frugal at times. πŸ˜‰

Borger Family Favorite Taco Bake
1 can refried beans
1-2 cups cooked rice (or not)
Shredded chicken or ground beef
1 cup cooked pinto beans (or kidney or black or not at all!)
24 ounces of salsa (mild)
1 container tofutti sour cream (or your own choice)
Chopped lettuce

The most crucial ingredients to this dish are the refried beans, salsa, lettuce and sour cream. Everything else just adds heartiness and uses up leftovers!! This is a very forgiving recipe! Use as much or as little as you have on hand. Only have a half cup of rice? no problem! It is also super quick and easy and feeds a crowd. I love this!

Layer bean dip in bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish. Top evenly with rice, then meat, and then beans. Pour salsa and spread evenly over the top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Remove from oven. Spread evenly with sour cream and top with chopped lettuce. Serve with taco chips!

Delicious! (Also good cold.)