Chicken- Taco Bake
2 cups cooked rice -- (2 to 3)
2 cups cooked shredded turkey or chicken -- (2 to 3)
1 can tomato sauce -- 8 oz.
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can refried beans -- (1 to 2)
1 cup grated cheese. -- (1 to 2)
we like brown rice, but you can use white instead....I have even used ham and crumbled ground beef if you happen to have it on hand. Layer in a 9x13 baking dish the cooked rice. In another bowl, mix taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Add shredded chicken and coat it well with tomato mixture. Layer this chicken mixture on the rice in pan. "Frost" the chicken layer with the refried beans. It may take up to 2 cans for that, especially if you want a good thick layer. Top off with grated cheese. Wrap for freezing and pop it into the freezer. When ready to bake, thaw and bake uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes or until hot all the way through and the cheese is nice and bubbly. Enjoy!
I love hearing about all of wonderful things you are all freezing. Thanks for the tip on coating your tin foil with cooking spray before you wrap your food with it for freezing. I was having trouble with cheese sticking to the foil when I unwrapped it for baking. I have given it a try and it does help. Thanks I would like to share my recipe for chicken-taco casserole.... I just throw in these ingredients, so there is little measuring....... so the recipe is not exactly accurate. Make a small batch to try it and see if you like it and then make several. These have frozen well and taste great when thawed and cooked. It is so easy and rather inexpensive.