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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tex-Mex Madness

I am posting this in honor of the new recipe I tried last night. It was so yum. My whole family ate seconds. We ate the whole 9X13 pan of this last night. You should try it. So easy and so yum!

Mexican Lasagna
1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 large tomato sauce
1 pkg. Taco seasoning
1 pint sour cream
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
10 tortillias cut in strips

Preheat oven to 325. Cook meat. Drain. Add Ro-Tel, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes. In 9X13 pan layer as follows, tortillia strips, meat mixture, sour cream and cheese. Repeat layers as desired. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Let stand until firm.

Here are a couple other of dishes to add to your family fiesta.

Yia Yia’s Tortilla Soup
Sauté together chopped onion and two crushed garlic cloves in a Dutch oven or soup pot.

4 oz. can undrained Chiles
1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth (can use broth from cooking chicken)
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 can diced Rotel tomatoes
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Chili powder

Cook 45 minutes. During the last 10 minutes add 3 cups grated or chopped Velveeta cheese and 6 corn tortillas cut into strips.

Serve with sour cream, corn chips, grated cheddar cheese and avocado.

Makes 8 servings.

Weight Watcher’s Taco Soup
1½ lb. Ground beef
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
1 can chopped green Chiles
1 envelope Ranch dressing mix
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 small onion
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can kidney beans
1½-cup water

Brown meat with chopped onion. Add all other ingredients. Do not drain the vegetables. Heat thoroughly and it’s ready to eat. Garnish with sour cream, cheddar cheese and corn chips.

Makes 10 servings.

King Ranch Chicken
Place one layer of corn tortillias on bottom of 9X13. Mix 1 can Ro-Tel, 1 can cream of chicken, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 teaspoon garlic chili powder, and 1 cup baked chicken pieces and spread over top of tortillias. Cover top with grated cheddar mix. Bake ½ hour at 350.


Jenn said...

I love recipes so thanks for sharing!!! Anything that the whole family will eat is definetly worth making.

Renee said...

Mmmmm! So we made the mexican lasagna tonight. It was a hit with all. In fact, Parker ate every bite. I was shocked. He never eats anything! Thanks enjoyed those! Where's the prime rib recipe? :)