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This is really yummy! I cut the recipe in half. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Also, instead of the colby cheese, I used the mexican style shredded cheddar cheese. I used a round 2.5QT casserole dish, and the tortillas fit in there perfectly. It is kind of like a mexican lasagna casserole. It is spicy and has kick, but not too hot. Really yummy! Even when the recipe is cut in half, it still makes a lot.
Excellent! I also have made this one from allrecipes.com. I served this for company and it was a Huge hit. If you like Mexican food you Will love this! It does make a ton though, I'd suggest halving it for an average-sized family, unless you're making one to eat and one to freeze. Most definite keeper, I'd forgotten about it. Thank-you Denise for posting this, now I can add it to my Zaar cookbook, yay!
Denise! What a wonderful dish! Made it last night for Dahling and myself and it definitely qualified as an "UMMM" dish. After every bite, Dahling would go "UMMM!" Only changed a few things, halved the recipe, used shredded cheddar jack with jalapenos and added about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Gave it a nice snap. Will make this one over and over. Thanks!!!
This was outstanding! I was skeptical cause of the refried beans (I don't care for them too much) but when I did try it, I was floored! This is a great recipe that's going into my recipe box, that's for sure. Served with a little sour cream, maybe a salad or even some crunchy tortilla chips, voila! A great meal! Thanks for sharing this one. Even the leftovers tasted great!
It's nice to find recipes that are easily converted for vegetarian feasting, and it's a bonus when the dish tastes great and is as easy to prepare as this one. We don't eat red meat, so I subbed Gimme Lean vegetarian "ground beef" and loved the result. No other changes... flavor is well balanced, spicy sauce, earthy beans, creamy cheese... and it smells wonderful while baking!
Fantastic! I made the recipe exactly as directed and it was wonderful. Very tasty. I think when I make it next time I will add hot sauce in place of the taco sauce for an added kick!
This recipe was a huge success. The only change I made was to use hot picante sauce instead of the taco sauce because I like my food on the spicy side. There were lots of leftovers, since there is presently only two of us, and they reheated very well. Good filling recipe.
I too subsituted "soy meat" for the beef and my new husband and stepson, who are not vegetarians, loved it. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
This is so easy and so good. We love mexican and this really hit the spot. Thanks
I loved this. My husband couldn't get enough and the kids were bummed when the leftovers were gone. We put some cilantro and black beans in this and served with some avocado slices. The recipe was not hard to make at all and I ripped my tortillas up for the layers.