Imagine taking all of the ingredients you love in burritos - spicy chilies, creamy textured beans, thick beef and tomato sauce and, of course, the irreplaceable flour tortilla - and baking them all in the oven under a coat of freshly shredded, deliciously bubbly Colby cheese. If you have a soft spot for Mexican burritos, this twist on the traditional recipe will make you very happy indeed! (more...)
Imagine taking all of the ingredients you love in burritos - spicy chilies, creamy textured beans, thick beef and tomato sauce and, of course, the irreplaceable flour tortilla - and baking them all in...
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chili peppers, diced
1 (4 ounce) can green chili peppers, diced
1 (2 ounce) can black olives, sliced
12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
9 ounces Colby cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
Take a large skillet and heat it over medium heat. Place the ground beef in the skillet and sauté the meat for about 5 minutes, taking care to give it a stir now and then to prevent any meat from sticking to the bottom of the skillet and browning unevenly. Add the chopped onion and garlic, stir the mixture again and let it sauté for 5 more minutes. If you see that too much fat is forming in the skillet, simply drain it off. Finally, mix in the refried beans, taco sauce, diced tomatoes with green chili peppers, diced green chili peppers and olives, and stir everything together thoroughly. Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, while all of the tastes combine.
Take a 4 quart casserole dish and using a spoon, spread a thin layer of the meat mixture evenly over the bottom of the dish. Lay several of the tortillas over the meat mixture, covering it well, but taking care not to let the tortillas overlap too much. Spoon over some more of the meat mixture and shred over part of the cheese. Cover again with a layer of tortillas and repeat the tortilla, meat, and cheese pattern until you use up all of the tortillas. Finally, top it off with a layer of the meat mixture and shred over a generous amount of cheese.
Place the baking dish in your preheated oven and let it bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese melts, browns slightly and starts to bubble.