Mexican Beef Tortilla Casserole
Recipe By : APCI
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:45
Categories : Beef
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
8 ounces tomato sauce -- canned
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
8 ounces medium mushrooms -- sliced
1 large onion -- chopped
8 corn tortillas
1/2 pound cheddar cheese -- grated
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add 3 tbsp of flour and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Do not brown. Add chicken broth and milk. With a wire whisk, stir mixture until it comes to a boil and add salt, garlic powder and pepper. Continue to cook one minute more. Add the tomato sauce, sugar, chili powder, paprika, oregano, ground cumin and cayenne. Stir well with a wire whisk. cook 2 minutes longer and remove from heat.
Brown beef, mushrooms and onion in a large skillet; drain liquid, then add sauce and mix well. Spray the aluminum tins with non-stick spray. Cut each tortilla into 6 pieces and layer half of the tortilla pieces in the bottom of the tins. Layer half of the meat mixture and half of the cheese. Repeat layers. Let cool, cover with heavy duty aluminum foil and store in freezer.
This recipe may be frozen
Cool before freezing.
Defrost overnight, in the refrigerator before reheating.
Bake, covered, in a 375 degree oven. Approx. 45 minutes.
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