Pastor Byron's Taco Bake
- 1 - lb ground beef
- 1 - lb sausage
- 1 - 15 oz Jar Salsa
- 2 - cups pinto beans
- 1 - pkg Taco Bell Taco Powder Mix
- 1 - cup rice
- 2 - tbs Habanero sauce
- 1 - Pkg of Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese Taco Shells (broken in pieces)
- 3 - cups shredded Mozzarella/Monterrey/Cheddar cheese
- 15-20 - Tortilla chips
Brown ground beef and sausage in large non-stick skillet (do not drain unless there is an excessive amount of grease). Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix on top of meat mixture and stir in thoroughly. Add the salsa, beans, rice, and habanero sauce to mixture and cook in skillet until all is mixed well and heated throughout.
Evenly layer the broken taco shell pieces into the bottom of a large casserole or baking dish. Add the contents from the skillet to the dish spreading it evenly. Spread the shredded cheeses over the top of entire dish. Wedge the tortilla chips into the sides of the pan all the way around pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes then turn on broil and brown the top of the cheese slightly. Let sit 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with choice of toppings such as sour cream or salsa.