Tractor Taco Casserole by Amanda

1 pound ground beef or turkey
(I also snuck in 1/2 C cooked wheat berries to stretch the meat mixture)
1-2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken or beef broth
9 ounces tortilla chips, crushed
2 cup grated cheese
*On hand on serving day: shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, black olives

In large skillet, brown ground beef. Stir in taco seasoning. Sprinkle flour over top. Stir to combine. Stir in broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens. Grease 9×13 inch baking pan. Place 1/2 of crushed chips across bottom of dish. Layer with half the meat sauce and then half the cheese. Repeat layers: chips, meat, cheese. If cooking right away, place in 325° oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until bubbly.

If making as a freezer meal, do not bake. Instead, cover with foil, label, cool, and freeze. On serving day, thaw casserole and follow baking directions, adding up to 10 to 15 minutes baking time, depending on how cold or frozen the casserole is at the start.

Serve with toppings.

Comments from Amanda: this seriously tastes like a chalupa from school lunch days!  Load it up with taco toppings for it to really taste good!

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