This is a recipe passed down from Grandma Jessie. I remember eating many, many meals of mexi-casserole while gathered around her little table in her little dining room. It seems like it was often a meal served during a weekend of working cows. It's a bitter-sweet memory now, since they have since moved to a new house and we won't have any more meals crowded around the old table, and grandma doesn't really cook any more now anyway. I still love to make this casserole, though, and remember the good times!
Meat Layer Ingredients:
1 pound of ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning (reserve one tablespoon for later)
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of chili beans, drained
Cook ground beef, add taco seasoning, soup, and beans. Spread in a 9X13 pan.
1 cup of pancake mix
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
Mix together. Spoon on top and spread on the meat mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.