Tortilla Casserole Recipe

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

We love this American Mexican style lasagna. It's layered with beans, meat and cheese and oh so good! Read on. The kids love this one. It's so easy and the perfect meal on a budget.

Tortilla Casserole Recipe

1 8 oz package of shredded monterey jack cheese combined with
1 8 oz package of extra sharp cheddar shredded

1 package of 10 flour tortilla's
1 16 oz can of refried beans
1 pound of ground hamburger or turkey
1 package of taco mix
3 tablespoons of chopped chili or jalapeno peppers
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper and chili powder
canola oil
1lb can of whole tomatoes with basil put through food processor

Optional: sliced black olives, bell peppers, avocado slices, corn, black beans crumbled tortilla chips.

In a large fry pan, add a few tablespoons of canola oil add garlic and saute till brown. Add ground meat, cook till pink is gone. Add all seasonings, tomatoes cook for about 1/2 hour. Stir in refried beans you can add the black beans and corn now if using.

In a square 10x10 pan lightly greased with oil, start with tortilla, add layer of meat both cheeses, repeat with tortilla on top, meat, cheese. End with more cheese and meat/bean sauce. Bake on 350 until cheese is brown and bubbly and edges look crisp. Let set a few minutes before cutting and serving. You can top this with sour cream, avocado, black olives, crumbled tortilla chips and chopped bell peppers.

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