Wednesday, November 18, 2015


                                                DEEP DISH TACO SQUARES

      Tacos? Did somebody say tacos? This is the secret to getting my son to like any new dish: put the word "taco" in front of it. Works every time. Hence, he loves this dish! But it really is a taco dish, and here's a funny twist - it came from Amish country. The same bed and breakfast where my parents stayed and had the Baked Oatmeal recipe that I posted. It's another one of those meals that if you forget to plan dinner, you can whip it together fast and no one will ever have to know. That's what I did tonight - because I snuck a nap in this afternoon.


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped onion (or dried minced onion)
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • Paprika


  1. Combine Bisquick and water, stir with fork until blended.
  2. Press in bottom of slightly greased 8x8 baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.
  4. Cook ground meat, green pepper and onion in skillet until meat is brown.
  5. Add taco seasonings after draining meat and stir in tomato sauce and spoon over baked crust.
  6. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese, and spread over meat mixture.
  7. Sprinkle top evenly with paprika.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

I usually serve lettuce, extra cheese, and extra sour cream alongside just so my son will be happy about the taco-likeness. He piles it on. Get creative - tomatos and black olives, will work too!

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