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August 25, 2006

Mexican Lasagna

Filed under: Beef,Cheese,Chilli,Eggs,Tomato Sauce,Tortillas — Tina @ 1:37 am

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 ounce package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt — or more to taste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes — fresh or canned
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs — beaten
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded jack cheese OR 10-ounces total

Directions

  1. Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Add taco seasoning mix, seasoned salt, tomatoes, tomato sauce and chiles.
  4. Mix well and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  6. Combine ricotta cheese and eggs in small bowl.
  7. Spread 1/2 meat mixture in 13×9-inch baking dish.
  8. Place 5 tortillas over meat mixture.
  9. Spread 1/2 ricotta cheese mixture over tortillas and sprinkle with 1/2 Jack cheese.
  10. Repeat layers.
  11. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares for serving. (6 to 8 servings)

August 24, 2006

Meatless Chilli

Ingredients

  • 1 can pinto beans 16 oz waterpak
  • 1 cup rice, brown cooked
  • 1/2 cup onions frozen, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers frozen, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn frozen
  • 1 dash chili powder
  • 1 dash cumin
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 x salsa oilfree, low sodium
  • 10 each flour tortillas, whole wheat

— Optional Toppings

  • 1 x lettuce chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions chopped
  • 1 each tomato chopped

Directions

  1. Saute the frozen onions and green peppers in a few tablespoons of water in a skillet.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans and place in a skillet and mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add the cooked rice, corn, spices and water.
  4. Heat 5 to 10 minutes until most of water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  5. Heat the tortillas quickly (just to soften) in a preheated skillet, a toaster oven, or a microwave.
  6. Place a line of bean mixture down the middle of each tortilla, add a teaspoon of salsa and any of the other toppings as desired.
  7. Fold up 1/2 inch on each side, tuck in the top edge and roll into a burrito.
  8. Serve immediately, topped with additional salsa if desired.
  9. The leftover bean mixture can be kept in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave prior to assembly.
  10. The bean mixture can be adapted by changing the kind of beans (try kidney beans) or omitting the corn, or adding your favorite ingredient.

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