A homestyle Tex-Mex casserole is all it takes to gather the whole family around the dinner table. With popular flavors and a bubbly cheese topping, you won't have to worry about leftovers. —Celine Weldy, Cave Creek, Arizona
During harvesttime, I take this dish out to the field for my family's lunch. It sure makes things easy when you have your meat and vegetables all in one dish. And, as many times as I've carried a full casserole out to the field, I have never brought anything back to the house but the empty dish.
When I was working on the local election board in the '50s, one of my co-workers gave me this recipe, and it has been a family favorite ever since. It's quick to make for unexpected company or easily doubled for a potluck.
I like to make this dish when time before supper is short. It serves two to three people, but if we have unexpected company I double the ingredients and use a 9-in. x 13-in. pan. The I call it my "Please Stay Casserole"!
This recipe is such a hit it's traveled all over the country! My mother originated the recipe in Pennsylvania, I brought it to Texas when I married, I'm still making it in California, and my daughter treats her friends to this "oldie" in Colorado. It's hearty, yet simple to prepare. —Helen Carmichall, Santee, California
We live in southeastern Arizona, in a part of the state known as Cobre Valley. "Cobre" is Spanish for copper, which is mined here. Variations of this recipe have been enjoyed in this area for many years. —Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona
This recipe was in my mother's church cookbook, and now it's in my church cookbook! Apparently is was too good to miss a generation. I often make this dish to take along to potlucks...and it seems that if I don't, someone else will! It's hearty and so tasty! —Norma Turner, Haslett, Michigan
My family is from Greece, and I grew up on Greek food like casseroles, so I combined the two in this deliciously different main dish. I've served this to both family and friends, and it's a hit with everyone.
This recipe came out of my mother's cookbook. The smudges and splatters show that Mom used it extensively to feed our large family. The tarragon really comes through to make a flavorful main dish. Now I prepare it for our four children and six grandchildren. —Helen McGeorge, Abbotsford, British Columbia