*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          BEEFY TORTILLA CASSEROLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   lb           Ground beef
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    4                    Garlic cloves,
                         -chopped (or less)
    1                    Green bell pepper
                         -(capsicum), chopped
    1       tb           Chili powder
    1       t            Cumin
    3                    Cilantro sprigs
                         -(up to 6)
    1       c            Olives, chopped
    1       lb           Tomatoes
    1 1/4   c            Enchilada sauce
    8                    Corn tortillas
      1/2   lb           Cheddar cheese,
                         -grated
      1/2   lb           Monterey jack cheese,
                         -grated
    1       c            Corn chips, crushed
 
   Brown ground chuck; drain any excess fat.  Add
   (chopped) onion, garlic and bell pepper; cook until
   soft.
   
   Cut tomatoes into chunks and  add 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.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  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.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  15 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Victoria Cheadle
   : Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, Palo Alto,
   California, USA : cheadle@spar-20.arpa
    decwrl!spar!cheadle
   
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