Everyday Mom's Meals: Don't Lose the Easy

Friday, August 7, 2015

Don't Lose the Easy

Do you love Mexican night at home as much as we do? Of course you do. It seems these days most families are planning one night a week dedicated to one of our favorite cuisines.

I think one of the reasons most of us busy home cooks enjoy it so much is because for the most part, the dishes are some of the easiest we make during the course of a week. Brown meat. Add taco seasoning. Lay out a bunch of toppings. Dinner is served. When we can give our families something they love, and save a ton of time doing it, it's a no brainer why we do it so much.

But what if I told you there is a way you can switch up your Mexican night routine, but not lose the easy one bit? Yep, you're excited. I knew it. Plus, this handy recipe utilizes one of my favorite "Use it in a different way" ingredients...crescent rolls!

All the flavors of a big fat burrito, in a simple to make, less messy to eat casserole the whole family will love. I served this with some chips and nacho cheese for dipping and it was a full meal! I think it would be terrific for a kids' sleepover, or even cut it into smaller portions for a party finger food!

Changing up our meal routines can sometimes be intimidating because we don't know what we're getting into. But with this tasty supper I guarantee you can do something new and not lose the easy!

Crescent Roll Burrito Bake
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 lb. ground beef
 1 packet burrito seasoning 
1 TBS dried minced onions
1 (15 oz.) can refried beans
1 c. shredded Colby Jack cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Diced tomatoes
Chopped Lettuce
Sliced Black Olives
Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 8x11 baking dish with nonstick spray. Lay crescent roll dough out in greased dish. Seal perforations and crimp around edges. You want a solid "crust" on the bottom and up edges a bit. In a large skillet brown beef over medium heat. Drain if necessary. Add dried onions, seasoning packet, beans, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Spread over crust. Top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. Garnish with toppings. *NOTE* I find the burrito seasoning with the other packaged seasoning mixes. If you can't find it, taco works just as well.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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