Beefy Tortilla Casserole
1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 lg Onion, chopped
-chopped (or less)
1Green bell pepper
1 tb Chili powder
1 ts Cumin
-(up to 6)
1 cOlives, chopped
1 lb Tomatoes
1 1/4 cEnchilada sauce
1/2 lb Cheddar cheese,
1/2 lb Monterey jack cheese,
1 cCorn chips, crushed
Brown ground chuck; drain any excess fat.Add (chopped) onion,
garlic and bell pepper; cook until soft.
Cut tomatoes into chunks andadd to beef mixture (including liquid).
Add enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin and cilantro. Add salt and
pepper to taste.Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered
for 20 minutes.
Grease a 3-quart casserole.Steam (or fry) tortillas. Put approx.
1/3 of the meat mixture in the casserole dish followed by a layer of
tortillas, cheese and olives. Repeat twice. Sprinkle crushed corn
chips around the edges and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or
until heated through. Cut into wedges.
*A simple Mexican-style casserole with beef and cheese -- This a
conglomeration of several of my favorite Mexican casserole recipes. I
took what I liked best from each one and this is what it turned out
to be. My family devoured it instantly and completely, and it has
become one of our favorites. Yield: Serves 4-6.
*You can adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes; I listed
conservative amounts (for me, anyway!). You can also add salsa
(homemade is best) to the casserole, if desired. Serve with fried
rice (plain or flavored) and green salad.
: Time:15 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking.
: Precision:approximate measurement OK.
: Victoria Cheadle
: Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, Palo Alto, California, USA
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