California (Mexican) Tortilla Casserole

Recipe by TigerJo
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°; Grease (or spray with non-stick pan spray) a 3qt casserole dish; set aside.
  • In large skillet, saute beef with onion and garlic over medium heat (in batches if necessary) and drain; sprinkle chili powder over meat and mix well.
  • Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, olives, and green chiles; simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Beat cottage cheese and egg together until blended.
  • In bottom of 3qt casserole dish, spread 1/3 of meat; layer with half of jack cheese, half cottage cheese& egg, half tortillas, then next 3rd of meat.
  • Continue layering with remaining jack cheese, c/c, remaining tortillas, ending with remaining 1/3 meat; sprinkle top with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted; serve with sour cream, sliced black olives and green onion if desired (recommended).
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