The photos are not really as complete as they should be, you'll just have to fill in the details.
|Saute some garlic and onions (of course). I had some bacon grease I used for that.|
Add the meat and peppers, cook until meat is browned.
I know you could easily make a vegetarian version of this but I didn't.
|Add the beans were added - black and pink (or whatever kind you like).|
I also added cumin, because cumin is my Mexican cooking friend.
|Ok, this looks awful. Cream cheese, sour cream and mashed black beans.|
I cheated and used canned beans. Looks awful, tastes awesome.
|Not enough beans? Add more. Mash. A potato masher would have been easier.|
A blender or food processor would have been easiest
Here's what I did. This was supposed to be for a lot of people, so you'll just have to wing it on the measurements of ingredients. Remember: playing with food is good!
Some salsa on the bottom of the casserole pan keeps the tortillas from sticking, so start with that. Then a layer of flour tortillas (I don't like corn tortillas and that's that). On top of the tortillas went the meat/bean/onion/garlic/pepper mash up.
(There were red peppers and chipotle in adobo sauce peppers in there, oops, forgot to mention that - applying rule number one in recipe reading; read the WHOLE THING FIRST - you might change it with additions and subtractions but you'll know everything you need before you go shopping or start cooking).
A layer of the sour cream/cream cheese/mashed bean mix went on top of that. A little tricky, put down good dollops of the mix and then gently spread it around to keep it a layer rather than mixing it with the layer underneath. Then a layer of shredded cheese. Repeat one more time - or at least one more time with this version; it depends on the size of your pan.
The top layer of cheese got some olives and red pepper strips and into a 300 degree oven it went. Everything was basically cooked but that gets the cheese all melty and brings out a fragrance where everything blends. When you are drooling, it is done.
Of course you could get fancy and make the meat/pepper mix, then the beans, etc. to achieve a more layered effect, but I didn't do that.
|I wanted to send the food to the party but the casserole missed its ride.|
Instead, it has been an ongoing meal around here. Yes, I'm getting tired of it.
|But then every time I warm some up? It's delicious again.|
Sorry, party people! I'll do it again next time.
You can do it tonight. Buen provecho!
I ran across the following today. Most people who know me know I love condiments and can rarely resist something new on a shelf, wherever I am. Even the little fridge in the Turtle gets stuff with on the road finds. Of course, those have to be given away when I finally put it in Park for storage but the already overloaded spice shelf stays in its cupboard until next time.
A preface to this article from Buzz Feed on do it yourself pestos, marinades and sauces that look pretty fine. Around here, finding ingredients to make them would be a challenge unless it involved a trip to the big island, but if it was easy, everyone would do it!
Here is one example from Food52 , because who doesn't love sriracha?
For the full recipe, go to the Food52 link above because it does take time, with fermentation involved along with the other steps. Have fun!
Have a fun with food Friday. Do something filling.