Mexican Lasagna, or, Tortilla Pie

Submitted by Brad Waller
Serves 8

Ingredients

15 oz. corn (1 can) 15 oz. tomatoes (1 can)
16 oz. fat free refried beans (1 can) 15 oz. black beans (1 can)
15 oz. black olives (1 can) 6 flour tortillas
8 oz. salsa 1 lb. jalapeno jack cheese

Directions

  1. Slice the olives using an egg/mushroom slicer.
  2. Divide the diced tomatoes in half.
  3. Save ½ the can of tomatoes & combine the rest of the cans in a large bowl.  Add the salsa & cheese (grated). 
  4. Grease (or spray with Pam) a large round casserole dish approximately the diameter of the tortillas & lay down the first tortilla.  Spoon a layer of mix & repeat the layering until you are out of mix.  Add the last tortilla & the reserved tomatoes & some more cheese, if you like.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F.  Slice into 8 pieces & serve.

Chef’s Note: Ounce measurements are estimated.  Basically just use one can of each of the ingredients. Calories are higher than I thought for this, as the olives add minimal volume & lots of calories from fat.  Call it 375 calories if divided in 8, 500 if by 6. Use whole wheat tortillas, skip the olives, & use low fat cheese & this might be healthy.

Sweet Corn Tomalitos

Submitted by Trish
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

5 tbsp margarine, softened ¼ c. masa harina flour
1/3 c. sugar 2 c. corn kernels (fresh or frozen, thawed)
½ c. cornmeal ½ c. water
1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt
2 tbsp milk 1 tsp milk

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the margarine, masa, & sugar with a mixer until light & fluffy, about 1 minute.
  2. Blend ½ the corn kernels with the water in a blender until smooth.
  3. Combine with margarine mixture, stirring well.
  4. Add the remaining corn, cornmeal, baking powder, salt & milk.
  5. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil.
  6. Pour the mixture into an 8″ baking dish.
  7. Tightly cover with plastic wrap & set atop the saucepan of boiling water.
  8. Keep pan tightly wrapped & steam for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Check water level often, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Chef’s Note: This has also been made in the oven, setting the pan in a water bath. Not sure of the temperature or time.

Chicken Salsa Soup

Submitted by AnyasMom
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1¾ c. water 14 oz. chicken broth
½ lb. cut up boneless chicken 2 tsp chili powder
1-2 c. salsa 11 oz. corn
3 c. tortilla chips, broken ½ c. Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine water, chicken, broth, & chili powder; bring to a boil.  
  2. Reduce heat & cover for 8-10 minutes until chicken is done.  Add corn & simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.  
  3. Stir in salsa & cook another 10-15 minutes.  Stir regularly.  
  4. Top with tortilla chips & cheese.

Chili Cheese Taco Casserole

Terrific for a large group as a main entree or a meaty side dish!

Chili Cheese Taco Casserole
 
Author:
Recipe type: Casseroles
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. seasoned ground beef, cooked & drained
  • 3 c. chili-cheese corn chips
  • 11 oz. mexicorn (drained)
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F & use an 8″ square baking dish. Mix cooked beef & corn together & spread half on bottom of dish.
  2. Top that with half of the corn chips & cheese. Add another layer of the beef & corn.
  3. Cover with foil & bake about 30 minutes.
  4. Add another layer of corn chips & cheese & bake about another 5-10 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted.