Mexican Layered Lasagna

If you can’t buy ground chorizo I have a very easy recipe attached, it also makes great taco filling and hamburgers. This is a very rich dish and it should serve 10 to 12 people, or you can make two casseroles and freeze one for another day. You can make less layers with larger amounts in each one but the flavors distribute a lot better if you do this the way I suggest. But it will taste good no matter what you do.

 16 Corn Tortillas

2 Cans enchilada sauce (64 ounces), 1 red and 1 green

1 can cream of mushroom soup

16 ounces sour cream

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground chicken

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup minced onion

¼ cup green peppers

4 minced jalapeno peppers

1 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon oregano

1 pound ground chorizo

1 can (15 oz.) black olives, sliced

1 large can green chilies

1 pound 4 cheese Mexican Cheese,

1 pound Monterrey Jack cheese shredded

1 cup salsa

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1. Cut tortillas into 8 wedges each. 2. Mix sour cream with the green enchilada sauce in a bowl. 3. Mix the cream of chicken soup with the red enchilada sauce in another bowl. 4. Mix salsa with cream cheese in a bowl. 5. Cook ground chicken in olive oil with salt, chili powder and oregano and remove from pan. 6. Cook ground chorizo and remove from pan. 7. Mix Mexican cheese with green chilies. 8. Mix Jack cheese with black olives.

2. Now we assemble the layers: In a large baking dish spread 1/3 of red sauce mixture on the bottom and place ¼ of the tortilla wedges on top, next add 1/2 of the chorizo, 1/3 green sauce mix,  then ½ Mexican cheese mixture, ¼ of the tortilla wedges, then ½ ground chicken mixture, then 1/3 of the red sauce mix, ½ of the jack cheese mix, ¼ tortillas, then ½ chorizo, 1/3 green sauce mix, ½ Mexican cheese, 1/4 tortillas, ½ ground chicken mixture, 1/3 red sauce mixture, ½ jack cheese mix, cream cheese and salsa mixed with the last 1/3 green sauce mixture.

Bake uncovered at 375 for 45 minutes or until golden on top.

Quickie Ground Chorizo

1 pound ground pork

3 cloves minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients and let stand at least 2 hours before cooking.

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