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I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The best dinners are 1) Easy to make, 2) Affordable, 3) Delicious, and 4) Relatively healthy. If you can find a recipe that fits at least three of those criteria, file it away in your recipe box (or your bookmarks folder on your computer), because it’s a keeper.
Tonight, I found a four-star recipe – that is, a recipe that’s simple, cheap, tasty AND good for you – and I found it thanks to McCormick.
Rather than just throw a bunch of recipes up on their website, the folks at McCormick did their homework. To help home cooks find wholesome dinner ideas during busy back-to-school schedules, McCormick used Google data to identify the top 10 most-searched dinner recipe terms during the fall of 2012 and matched them with simple and flavorful McCormick recipes.
The four-star recipe I prepared tonight was Taco Casserole. It’s a fresh take on one of the top 10 most searched family dinners: Ground beef. The ingredients are simple: ground beef, pinto beans, corn, tomato sauce, tortilla chips, cheese and McCormick taco seasoning.
After the beef is cooked and the ingredients are combined for a few minutes in a pan, it’s time for the casserole dish.
For my preparation of the recipe, I doubled the beans and corn and added a little extra taco seasoning. The addition helped to expand the recipe (for just an extra dollar or two) and added some much-needed extra veggies to my daughter and husband’s plates!
After five or 10 minutes in the oven, the Taco Casserole is ready for the plate! I served mine with a side of tortilla chips, which can be used to scoop up the yummy casserole.
Feel free to check out the Instagram video below of my adventures with McCormick’s Taco Casserole. Also below is a photo of a McCormick gift set. The assortment of spices is part of McCormick’s “Homemade in America” comment contest, and one commenter from THIS BLOG ENTRY will win this assortment of secret kitchen weapons. To enter, all you have to do is answer the question below. Good luck!
What is your favorite McCormick spice?