Chiliquilles

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

A great Mexican casserole that I've been making for fifteen plus years--a real family favorite of ours! Originally from a local church cookbook where everyone puts their best recipes!

Top Review by PalatablePastime

Very simple to make dish much like a Mexican lasagna! Like Denise, I only went with half the cheese and found that it was it was enough. I increased the spices in the dish, and to heat the dish, I let each person serve their person with jalapenos, because the flavor of those seemed to go best (habaneros didn't have the right flavor). Thanks for the recipe, this one is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sauté onions, meat, and garlic until onions are clear.
  2. Drain any fat.
  3. Add tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add diced chilies.
  5. Cut tortillas into fourths.
  6. In a 13x9x2-inch pan, layer half of tortillas, overlapping to cover the bottom of pan.
  7. Cover with half the meat sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  9. Repeat layers, beginning with tortillas and ending with cheese.
  10. Bake at 350°F about 30-45 minutes, or until bubbling and cheese has melted and started to turn golden.
  11. Remove from oven and spread with a layer of sour cream.
  12. This freezes well--do all but add sour cream topping and freeze.
  13. When ready, reheat and top with sour cream.

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