Christopher Moore Home Page

The bulletin board is currently closed to new posts. Instead, why not check out Chris' Twitter and Facebook pages?


bbs.chrismoore.com Forum Index -> The Author Guy Boardello Cookbook

Anyone here like quasi-Mexican food?

  Author    Thread This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics. This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
jsdonze



Joined: 04 Apr 2009
Posts: 2046
Location: Dog Snogging on the Ouze
Anyone here like quasi-Mexican food?  Reply with quote  

I've been making this casserole for years. It's really easy, turns out delicious, difficult to ruin, can be endlessly experimented with [well, perhaps not endlessly], and almost everybody likes it, kids included. It can be adapted to vegetarian diets [using that crumbled tofu stuff].

It's actual name is Soft Taco Casserole, but I sometimes call it Mexican Lasagna. You can make it spicier or less spicy, to taste. Adjust quantities for the crowd you are feeding -- leftovers are excellent re-heated, as well. This should feed 6-8:

Soft Taco Casserole

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
2 packets taco seasoning mix
1-2 cans beans [your choice], drained & rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can Rotel tomatoes & chiles
2-cup bag of shredded cheese [again, your choice]
1 10-piece package flour tortillas [if you get the small ones, you may need more than 10]

- brown 2 lbs. ground meat & drain any fat;
- add 2 packets taco seasoning and water called for, according to package directions;
- add 1-2 cans beans, [black, red, kidney, or a combo, whatever kind you fancy] drained & rinsed;
- add 1 can whole kernel corn, drained;
- add 1 can Rotel tomatoes & chiles;
- bring to a boil then reduce heat, to simmer for about 10 minutes; remove from heat;
- stir in half of a 2-cup bag of shredded cheese; whatever you fancy, be it the Mexican cheese blend, or plain cheddar, or mix it up; stir until the cheese is melted & completely blended, a couple of minutes;

Assembly:

In a greased [I use Pam spray] 9x13 casserole dish, place flour tortillas to cover bottom of dish; spread about 1/3 of the meat mixture over the tortillas; cover with another layer of tortillas, then another 1/3 of meat; then, 1 more layer of tortillas & the rest of the meat mixture; sprinkle the remainder of the shredded cheese over the top. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until hot & the cheese is melted & bubbling. Take it out of the oven & let it rest for 10-15 minutes, to make cutting & serving easier.

Serve with lettuce, salsa, sour cream, jalapeno or banana peppers, or whatever extras you enjoy on tacos.

Notes: This can be made low-cal/low-fat, or not, depending upon your preferences. Also, it can be made deeper than 3 layers, if you need larger quantities; simply add a little more baking time.

Joni
_________________
-- joni

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying, now, and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter.

--Mark Twain, Autobiography

Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:12 pm   View user's profile Send private message
JustAGirl



Joined: 05 Jan 2008
Posts: 2230
Location: North Carolina
 Reply with quote  

I make a similar one of those myself. I call it Mexican Lasagna. I use black beans and don't use the Rotel, but I may start adding that. I also put taco sauce in it.
_________________
Mark it 8, Dude.

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:47 am   View user's profile Send private message
BeerGnome



Joined: 03 Apr 2008
Posts: 483
Location: Richmond, Virginia
 Reply with quote  

sounds pretty damn good actually!

I would call it mexican inspired, but that's just me, but, this is defintly something I'm going to try out and throw my twists on.
_________________
made of fire and pop rocks

Post Sat May 09, 2009 9:41 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
  Display posts from previous:      
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics. This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.

Jump to:  


Last Thread | Next Thread  >

Forum Rules:
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 
Templates created by Vereor and Ken