Thursday, March 26, 2015

Creamy, Cheesy Burrito Bake






The first day of Spring was last week.

We got snow....

I don't think I need to say anymore.

On the bright side I am still making comfort food...even though I'm yearning for the freshness of Spring dishes. 

You can't beat a cheesy, creamy comforting dish on a snowy day. Winter or Spring.

This is leaning on the lasagna idea with a heavy influence from Tex Mex. In fact it is a step up the ladder from boring old burritos. 




I made this with lean ground turkey, but you could easily sub in beef, lamb, or pork. Cooked and crumbled with onion, spicy tomatoes and refried beans. Layered with tortillas, cheese and a creamy surprise. 

It's like loaded burritos slapped open and layered! 








Start by smoothing half of the creamy layer in a 9 x 11 or equivalent baking dish-which of course I'm a ninny and didn't take a picture of....
Then spread half of the meat mixture over this.


Sprinkle the meat with 1 cup of cheese and tear the tortillas and cover, trying not to overlap too much.


Cover this with the rest of the creamy mixture. Then the rest of the torn tortillas and lastly the meat mixture. 
Sprinkle the remaining cheese over all. 


Yep, I didn't hold back on the cheese folks!

Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let cool 10 minutes to make serving easier. 




Ingredients
1 lb ground turkey, geek, lamb or pork
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 pkt. taco seasoning
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
6 large flour tortillas
1 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream


Directions
Spray a 9x 11 or equivalent size baking dish and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown and crumble meat and add onion, cook for 2-3 minutes. 
Add taco seasoning, tomatoes and refried beans, stir to combine and simmer for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl combine sour cream and soup, whisk to combine.
Spread half of the sour cream mixture in the bottom of the casserole dish, spread half of the meat mixture next. 
Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese and tear 3 tortillas into pieces and place on top. 
Spread the reat of the sour cream mixture, tear the other 3 tortillas and place over this. 
Cover with the remaining meat sauce.
Sprinkle generously with cheese over the top and bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 20-30 minutes.


ENJOY!


  This recipe is shared on my Link parties. Also shared on http:// www.thecountrycook.net and http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/ and http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com and http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/