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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tex-Mex Casserole

This casserole reminds me of a Mexican version of lasagna.  It's just meat, beans, rice, and cheese layered with tortillas.  It's really easy to make, just like any other casserole, but this one is very flavorful.  It would be good to take to a drop-in or office party, too!


Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
2/3 cup water
1/2 packet taco seasoning 
1 (15 oz.) can of chili with beans
1 packet of 90 second Spanish rice
4 oz. sour cream
2 packages of shredded Mexican cheese
4 large tortillas
a few crumbled tortilla chips

Directions
Brown the ground beef, strain, put back on heat and add water and taco seasoning, stirring well.  Heat 90 second rice in the microwave.  Mix ground beef, rice, and chili with beans in a bowl.  Mix in the sour cream and mix well with a spoon.  

Spray a 9x11 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Put two tortillas on the bottom, lining the pan.  Put in half the meat mixture and spread evenly on top of the tortillas.  Layer with a good amount of shredded cheese.  Put on two more tortillas and repeat.  Crumble on a few tortilla chips, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Cut and serve with salsa or pico.  Enjoy!!! 

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