Thursday, March 5, 2009

Jean's Mexican Hot Dish

You're all invited to visit Magical Musings where I'm guest blogging today! Come on over!

In the meantime, this recipe was sent to me by Donna, and, trust me, it's a good one!


Jean’s Mexican Hot Dish
9x13 pan – 350 degree oven – 45 minutes bake time
2 lbs. ground beef
½ cup chopped onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 2 ½ oz jar chopped black olives
1 pack taco seasoning
1 15 oz. pkg. cheese taco chips (I used Nacho Cheese Doritos)
1 12 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
1 8 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
½ pint sour cream
Brown meat with onions and garlic.
Add sauce, tomatoes, olives, and taco seasoning.
Crush ½ pkg. of taco chips into bottom of 9x13 pan.
Layer on 4 oz. cheddar cheese, meat mixture, then mozzarella cheese.
Spread sour cream across top.
Top this with remaining taco chips (optional: do not add remaining chips until about 30 minutes into baking time – then the chips will not be quite as crunchy).
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle on remaining cheddar cheese.
Serve to your friends & family.
*Optional: Sprinkle chopped green onions across top.
Also, this dish is relatively mild. If you want a little more heat, add cayenne or hot sauce to taste.