*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Charlie’s Green Chile Tortilla Bake
 
 Recipe By     : Charles
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :1:15
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lean ground beef -- See Notes
    1                    onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    1      can           diced green chiles
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
                         	
   12                    corn tortillas -- cut into strips
    3      cups          jack or cheddar cheese (or a mix) -- shredded
                         	
                         The Sauce:
    2      cans          CAMPBELL'S Cream of mushroom soup
    1      can           diced green chiles
    1      small         VIDALIA onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- chopped
    1      can           chicken Broth
    2      tablespoons   masa harina
    1 1/2  cups          fresh spinach
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
 
     Cook the ground beef, onions, and garlic, stirring frequently to break up
  beef, until onions are clear. Remove excess fat rendered from beef. Stir in the
  chiles and salt.
 
   The Sauce:
   
     In a blender or food processor, puree together the soup, chiles. onion,
  garlic, broth, masa harina, and spinach. More than one batch if necessary. Pour
  puree into a sauce pan and bring to boil. Reduce geat,and cook, stirring until
  thickened and bubble. 
 Add salt and adjust seasoning.
  
    To Build:
 
     In a greased 13 X 9 X 2 inch baking dish, arrange half the tortillas over the
  bottom. Top with half the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Pour green chile sauce
  over beef. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with Spanish rice and refried beans
 
 NOTES : Ground beef can be replaced with shredded cooked chicken, or shre      
dded pork or beef roast.