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Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole

Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole

by Pam on September 30, 2013

I saw this recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen[1] that looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit and added tomato slices to the top before baking. It tasted AMAZING ! My husband and I loved it (it was too spicy for my kids). I had some of the leftovers today and it was even more flavorful. I topped it with green onions, cilantro, sour cream, and diced avocado and  the combination of flavors and textures was terrific.. I also served this casserole with tortilla chips on the side –  I loved the crunch the chips gave to each bite. Thanks for the great recipe Kalyn!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray an 8×8 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and sauté, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, until they are tender.  Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook another minute or two, stirring constantly, then add the drained beans and cook 3-4 minutes, then mash the beans slightly with a potato masher.  Add the tomatillo verde  sauce and simmer until the sauce is mostly absorbed by the beans, about 5-6 minutes.  Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream, green onions, and fresh cilantro.

While the bean mixture is cooking, open the whole chiles with your fingers and wipe with paper towels to dry them and remove any remaining seeds. In the prepared glass baking dish make a layer with half of the whole green chiles.

Next layer half of  the bean mixture and half of the cheese.

Repeat. Layer slices of tomatoes on top.

Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for 20 minutes longer, until the casserole is bubbling.  Turn the oven to broil and cook, watching carefully, for a few minutes until the cheese is starting to become golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Serve topped with sour cream, green onions, cilantro, diced avocado, and with a side of tortilla chips. Enjoy.

 



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Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole




Yield: 6

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 40 min.

Total Time: 60 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 cans (15 oz) pinto beans
2 cans (10 oz) whole mild green chiles
1/2 cup tomatillo verde sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
2 green onions, finely sliced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, until they are tender. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook another minute or two, stirring constantly, then add the drained beans and cook 3-4 minutes, then mash the beans slightly with a potato masher. Add the tomatillo verde sauce and simmer until the sauce is mostly absorbed by the beans, about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream, green onions, and fresh cilantro.

While the bean mixture is cooking, open the whole chiles with your fingers and wipe with paper towels to dry them and remove any remaining seeds. In the prepared glass baking dish make a layer with half of the whole green chiles

Next layer half of the bean mixture and half of the cheese. Repeat. Layer slices of tomatoes on top.

Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 20 minutes longer, until the casserole is bubbling. Turn the oven to broil and cook, watching carefully, for a few minutes until the cheese is starting to become golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Serve topped with sour cream, green onions, cilantro, and diced avocado and with a side of tortilla chips. Enjoy.



Adapted photos and recipe by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Kalyn’s Kitchen

 

 

References

  1. ^ Kalyn’s Kitchen (www.kalynskitchen.com)
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Shrimp & Jalapeno Nachos for Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Anytime

These simple and addictive shrimp and jalapeno nachos are
not only a nice alternative to more common versions, but a great reminder of
how this iconic snack was actually intended to be served. Contrary to current
fashion, nachos didn’t start out as a giant pile of chips drenched in ladles of
florescent gold cheese sauce.


The earliest versions were made by simply broiling a single
layer of cheese-topped chips, which were then garnished with jalapeno peppers –
simple and elegant, with every chip genetically identical to the next. Over
time we’ve added hundreds of toppings, as well as replaced the broiled (real)
cheese with something that you can also use to grease an axel.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the aforementioned version just
as much as the next guy wearing pajama jeans, but once in a while it’s good to revisit
a simpler time in American snacking. If you’re planning to party, I wish you a
fun and safe Cinco de Mayo, and hope you give these very tasty chips a try.
Enjoy!


Ingredients for 4 Portions:
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (I used 50-60 per pounds size, which are
ideal for this)
1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
pinch of cayenne
1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper
salt and pepper to taste
50-60 large tortilla chips, or as needed
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced very thin
about 3 1/2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
avocado creama (1 avocado, 1 cup sour cream, and juice of 1
lemon or 2 limes; liquefied in a blender)
sliced cherry tomatoes and freshly chopped cilantro to garnish

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