Long-time WMAG followers will remember our weekly post featuring quick and easy recipes for working moms. After a hiatus of… I’m not sure I really want to know how long, Tasty Tuesday is back. And this time it’s made easier by Pinterest.
For the most part, Pinterest has been a godsend to this working mom. The pinners I follow seem to share my penchant for simple and tasty dishes. I’ve found a ton of winners, and I love how Pinterest lets me keep them all in one easy-to-access spot. The only downside is that every now and then, you come across a real stinker of a recipe. I’m still trying to forget “Forgotten Chicken,” which was touted as the best, most wonderfullest thing a human being could ever possibly consume, then turned out to be nearly inedible.
But for every Pinterest fail, there are many recipes that moms can whip up to please their families. One of my favorites is “Creamy Burrito Casserole.” Actually, at my house we call it “Taco Casserole,” because I’ve made some modifications.
Want to try it my way? First go to the recipe and read it through. Got it? OK, now the biggest, most important tweak is to use corn tortillas instead of flour. In my experience, flour tortillas tend to get gummy in a casserole. Corn stands up much better and gives the dish a wonderful extra layer of flavor. Don’t skimp on the tortillas, either. You want a couple of good thick layers to stand up to the meat and the cream filling.
About that cream filling: the first time you make this, you’re going to be tempted to make more than the recipe calls for. Don’t. A little goes a long way, plus you can always put more sour cream on top of the casserole when you serve it.
And finally, when you plate it up, be sure to garnish liberally with fresh chopped tomatoes. They add another, much-needed layer of flavor, not to mention a bit of cool for your palate.
And that’s it! Serve with some frozen mixed veggies for a meal your family will love. You’ll also have great leftovers, since this is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day.