Beef Cookbook Main Dishes

Texas Beans and Beef

2 lbs. ground beef
2 pkgs. taco seasoning
1/2 C. water
2 cans pinto beans
1 small bottle taco sauce, hot or mild based on your preference
4 tsp. margarine, melted
1 1/2 C. chopped, canned tomatoes, or 1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 C. onion, chopped
16 green olives, or to taste
1 – 8 oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, seasoning and water. Cook until thick. Spread into a 9×13″ pan. Mix beans, 3 tablespoons taco sauce and margarine, and spread on tomatoes and onions. Add olives. Pour remaining taco sauce over olive layer. Cover with cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Use tortilla chips to dip or serve over lettuce with crushed tortilla chips.

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