[CnD] binders for taco casseroles?

Nicole Massey nyyki at gypsyheir.com
Thu Aug 6 18:51:02 EDT 2015

How are you with "Western" beans? I use those in my tamale pie. You can also change up the rice for something a bit healthier, since it's not going to involve just rice.
Much change, though, and you're getting into tamale pie territory.

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> From: Alex Hall via Cookinginthedark
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> Hi all,
> One of my favorite dishes in the world is taco meat, a lot of cheddar
> cheese, and white rice. Not the healthiest thing for me, I know, but
> it's wonderful and a good way of using up taco leftovers if you're out
> of shells. What I want to do is beef it up (pun intended) and turn it
> into a casserole, with onion, pepper, beans, and such. The recipes I've
> found all call for crushed tortilla chips, which I don't want, and
> refried beans, which I don't like. I'd like to find a different binder
> for this dish--instead of beans--and a way of using rice instead of
> chips. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd be willing to cook and mash
> beans instead of using the canned kind, but a different binder entirely
> would be preferable. Thanks!
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> Alex Hall
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