Doubled it for a family gathering on Cinco de Mayo and everyone wanted the recipe--even the toddlers ate it and asked for more. In fairness, I gave the original recipe 5 stars even though, based on prior reviews, I altered while doubling: added chopped onion, garlic, salt & pepper when browning meat; added a pkg of OLP Taco Seasoning(use half a pkg or less if not doubling); used a can each of black beans AND kidney beans (use one can if not doubling); added a can of GG Mexicorn; put crushed tortilla chips on the bottom AND top; used thin layer of sour cream and served the rest on the side; served black olives on the side instead of putting in the casserole (wasn't sure if everyone liked them); served salsa and guacamole on the side. I used T*** Original chips and they didn't get soggy, but I think that may be because I used a thick jarred salsa that didn't produce a lot of liquid in the meat mixture. If using a fresh watery salsa, you will need to cook down or drain off excess liquid from the meat mixture before assembling casserole. Don't omit the green onions or chopped tomatoes--they are key to the taste and texture. Again, I suspect the recipe is worth 5 stars as is for those who are looking for a mild casserole, but it can easily be altered for those looking for even more flavor. This is an easy, favorful dish perfect for a small family dinner or adapting for a large gathering. Definitely a keeper!
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Doubled it for a family gathering on Cinco de Mayo and everyone wanted the recipe--even the...