Monday, February 8, 2010

Recipe Monday

It's Monday, and a very snowy one here at our home. No one here really wants to see more snow, but it is kind of nice to have the snow make everything look all clean and white again. When we go out in it later for preschool and etc, I may not be as thrilled about it. :) Looking at it from inside our snug warm home and actually being out in it are two completely different things.

Today I'm sharing a recipe for Recipe Monday which Colleen hosts at her blog. Hop on over to Colleen's blog to see more recipes. Today, she has also shared a special story and prayer request. Please check it out.

Here's my recipe, for Tamale Casserole. It's a crock pot recipe and oh so easy. I used mild green chili peppers in mine. Choose hot ones if you prefer. I think I'll add at least 1/2 a can more peppers next time, since I love the flavor. I do like the heat of peppers, but I try to keep things mild for Jadyn's sake.

If you enjoy the flavor of tamales, you will like this easy casserole.

Tamale Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
8 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Brown the ground beef and onion; drain. Add the tomatoes, green chilies, salt, and spices. Heat through.
Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
Tear 4 of the tortillas into bite-size pieces and place in a crock pot. Add half of the meat mixture, then sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until heated through. Makes 5-6 servings.

Our family enjoyed this recipe. Comfort food!


Wanda said...

Yum yum - this sounds so yummy and perfect for our weather. Thanks for sharing!

Stay warm.

Gail said...

Oh...sounds delicious! Will be trying this one too, love recipes like this one!

We are supposed to get snow starting soon. Have a great evening!