I made tacos on Sunday, so yesterday I made South of the Border Casserole. This is how it went together:
Now, you need to get out your casserole dish and your leftover corn tortillas. I wasn't sure if I had enough tortillas left, so I also pulled out some left over Fritos.
*Spray your casserole with non-stick spray.
*Put a little sauce in the bottom of the casserole and spread it around. Not too much, just enough to cover.
*Tear the tortillas into quarters and lay them over the sauce to cover with one layer.
*This is where I like to add a layer of sour cream or cottage cheese. I used cottage cheese this time, like you might do in a lasagna. But, you don't have to put either one if you don't want to or don't have any.
*Now, spread a layer of shredded cheese over the cottage cheese.
* Repeat the layers as follows: Tortillas (and a sprinkling of Fritos if necessary), sauce, cheese, tortillas, sauce cheese. It will look like this:
Put the casserole into a 350 degree oven and bake it, uncovered, for 30-45 min. It will smell so good!
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 T. taco seasoning
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
1 can chopped tomatoes (and any extra fresh leftovers you may have).
1/2 tomato can of water
Brown the beef with the onions. Drain. Add the seasonings and tomatoes, water and cilantro. Blend all together and simmer while you get your other ingredients ready:
About 6 or so left over corn tortillas, quartered
2-3 c. shredded cheese
Sour cream or cottage cheese (optional)
Spray your casserole with cooking spray. Spread some of the sauce in the bottom of the dish. Place a layer of tortillas on top of the sauce. Add the sour cream or cottage cheese if you are using it. Next, put a layer or the shredded cheese. The next layer is tortillas again, then sauce, then cheese. Repeat until you are out of everything, or the casserole is filled up.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 min.