Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's On The Menu This Week Layered Mexican Casserole For Sure

This on the menu for sure this week. I picked up this cookbook for 99 cents at a thrift store and tried it for the first time last March. Since then I have only made one other time.. why only twice? this is so tasty and easy really should be on my menu's more often.

Cook book is Favorite Brand Name Incredibly Easy Weeknight Meals.

Layered Mexican Casserole.
8 ounces of ground beef
1 (12 oz) can of whole kernal corn drained ( more than hubby and I like so this time I will cut in half)
1 (12 oz ) jar of chunky salsa
1 (2 1/4 oz) can sliced pitted ripe olives drained
1 cup cream style cottage cheese
1 ( 8 oz) carton of dairy sour cream
5 cups of Tortilla chips ( 7 to 8 ounces)
2 cups ( 8 ozs ) shredded Wisconsin Chedder Cheese divided
1/2 cup of chopped Tomato

Brown ground beef in large skillet ; drain.
Add corn and salsa; cook until thoroughly heated.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of olives; stir remaining olives into beef mixture.
Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in bowl.
In 2 quart casserole, layer 2 cups chips, half of meat mixture, 3/4 cup of chedder cheese and half of cottage cheese mixture. Repeat the layers
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Line edge of casserole with remaining 1 cup of chips; top with tomato, reserved 2 tablespoons of olives and remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
Bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and chips are hot.
makes 4 to 6 servings.
Serve with more chips if desired.
I loved the taste and the texture and isn't a pretty dish
Favorite recipe from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Brand.
I will be sharing this recipe
Check out some of the other recipes and maybe leave a comment starting here please.

thanks for stopping by.. Grace


  1. This is also delicious served as a hot dip, thanks.

  2. Grace, I love layered dips and this one is one of my favourites. I just love how gooey it gets with the melted cheese. Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

  3. Hi Grace,
    Yum...this looks so good. Thank you for sharing and you have a great Week!

  4. That sounds awesome, and if I left out the olives, I think my boys might actually eat it!

  5. I am drooling here! This looks like such a great comfort dish. Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays at One Food Club. Come back! Angie

  6. thanks to you who commented. My kids and grandkids do not like black olives either so if I made for them would leave out. It is so good. Yum.

  7. This looks like a great dish! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. Any kind of layered dish is great and throwing in the Mexican theme just takes it over the top! Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  9. Can I just admit that I'm soo excited to hear that you got the book at a thrift store. That always makes my heart beat a little faster. And wonderful that it contains a keeper recipe, too. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  10. husband worked in a cheese factory in wisconsin,as a it would only be fair for me to try this recipe out on him! how fun! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  11. Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

    Best Wishes and Happiness.

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