Friday, August 27, 2010

Girl's night in!

So Janelle had this great idea for a girl's night....  we all made a little something to share for dinner, and we all brought the recipe to share with whomever wanted it, I couldn't decide between chicken cheese rolls, or this tastylicious layered mexican bake thing that I had seen in a magazine...  the mexican bake won!!  :)  so here is the recipe and pictures, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!!  :)

What you need:
1 lb of extra-lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tbs. chili powder
1 small jar of salsa, I used albertsons southwest style salsa, I thought it'd b appropriate since it has corn and black beans
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn
4 high-fiber whole wheat tortillas (8 inch)  I used white ones, I wasn't sure how I felt about wheat ones
1/2 cup of light sour cream
cheese, the recipe called for a ridiculous amount something like 1/4 cup....  but I definitly used more!
Make it:
Heat:  oven to 375 F
Brown:  meat with onions and pepprs in large skillet on medium-high heat. stir in chili powder; cook 1 min.
Add salsa and corn; mix well. Simmer 5 min.
Spread:  1 cup of meat sauce onto botto of 8 or 9 inch square baking dish; top with layers of 1 tortilla, 1/2 cup of meat sauce, sor cream and cheese.  Cover with one , 1 cup of the remainig meat sauce and more cheese; top with remaining tortilla and meat sauce.  Cover with foil.
 Bake:  25 min. or until casserole is heated through  Top with more cheese, bake uncovered
 for 5 minutes or until melted.
Special extra:  garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions just before serving.


C@r!ie said...

ummmmm I need to know what chicken cheese rolls are immediately. they sound delightful!!! (so does the Mexican bake!!)

maria said...

yeah the mexican bake was definitly delightful.... and the chicken cheese rolls are equally as good, I lived on those things when I was away at college... I'll have to make them next time you come out.... basically it's cheese inside a crescent roll, they're baked with cheese on top!! yummmmm.... :)

C@r!ie said...

I'm going to be there on Wednesday, plan your grocery list accordingly. :D

Karen Carter said...

Ok I am making those for sure! Who knew Albertsons would have good recipes? That Heidi Diller earns her money after all

maria said...

Oh Miss Karen... this is not a Heidi Diller recipe! it's from a kraft recipe book! let's give credit where credit is due! ;) hahaha! i just used Albertsons brand items for my recipe! gotta love that extra discount! ;) but yes you should totally make it! it was delish! :)