Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just so you know? I ROCK!

LOL...yes I may be thinking, "conceited heifer" (or worse)...but that's ok! One thing I have always been proud of is my ability to cook. I enjoy it, It's therapeutic to create something that other people enjoy. So now I'm blogging about it.

I found this great site with some great recipes this week and I'm putting it to good use. I did my grocery shopping today and went on an adventure hunt trying to find some things for different dishes out there. Ever tried to find Tandoori Powder or ground lamb in Columbus, Ga? Was an interesting experience!

On the menu today was Mexican Lasagna! I've tried several recipes and have never been completely satisfied with the results. Most just seem way too "heavy" to me...loaded down with rice and other stuff. So I tweaked several to fit my wants...yeah yeah, I know, go figure! The result was pretty much perfect though. Lots of flavor, not too heavy and very simple!

Here's the cast of characters:

1 lb. ground turkey
1 T. Taco Seasoning
3/4 c. frozen corn
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 can rotel (I used mild, if you prefer more heat use the hot!)

1 can cream of chicken soup
2 c. Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
1 Pack of Corn Tortillas (about 12), quartered
1 small can fire roasted green chilis

Sour cream to top!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown turkey with taco seasoning. Add frozen corn and beans and heat. And don't look at the mesy stove top! It was clean when I started! Things splatter! lol


In a bowl, combine rotel, chilis and cream of chicken soup. (and this looks really nasty by the way!)

In a 9×13″ baking pan, put a very small amount of the soup mixture in the bottom of the pan. In the pan, layer tortillas, meat mixture, cheese. Repeat.
Add one more layer of tortillas. Pour soup mixture on top of tortillas.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. And you get this yummy gooey goodness!