Tortilla Casserole - Tex-mex Recipe (Main Course)


Recipe
1 pound of sirloin steak
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
30 ounces spaghetti sauce -- * see note
4 ounces green chilles
4 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 cups ricotta cheese,
Part skimmed milk
2 eggs
8 corn tortillas
2 cups Monterey jack cheese -- shredded
* Use the canned sauce of your choice - about a 30 ounce jar.
Recipe Method
Use ground round or ground sirloin. If using a fattier meat, drain very thoroughly
Brown beef in a skillet; drain thoroughly
Add the sauce, seasoning spice and drained green chiles which have been chopped fine
Simmer for 10 minutes
Mix ricotta cheese and eggs in small bowl, blending well
Use 2 pie-plates or similar sized oven proof dishes
Place 1/2 cup of the sauce in each, spreading to cover bottom of dish
Place one tortilla in each dish
Spread with 1/8th of the ricotta-egg mixture
Top with about 1/3 cup of meat sauce mixture, 1/3 cup grated cheese and sprinkle sliced olives over top of each
Continue layering, ending with meat sauce and jack cheese
You will have 2 stacks of 4 tortillas each. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes
Let stand for few minutes, then slice into pie-shaped wedges and serve immediately
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time : 0:45mins