Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pinterest Food Finds

I'm always looking to change my dinner up a bit.  I get BORED eating the same thing over and over again--don't you?  I also like to make recipes that aren't TOO difficult and that I either have the ingredients on hand or they aren't an arm and a leg to buy.  Here is one of those recipes I found on Pinterest:
Mexican Lasagna
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: About 6 servings
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded*
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/3 cups salsa, divided
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into quarters ***I used a layer of tortilla chips***
  • 1 cup fresh corn ***I used canned***
  • 1 Cup finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese 
  • 1 Cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl blend together sour cream, 1 cup salsa, green chiles, cilantro, chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in shredded chicken. Spray an 11 by 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray and spread 1/3 cup salsa evenly in bottom of dish. Layer 15 tortilla quarters evenly over salsa, slightly overlapping each other (the flat cut sides of tortillas should be facing the rim of dish and rounded sides facing inward). Spread 1/2 of the chicken mixture evenly over tortilla layer the sprinkle 1/2 cup corn evenly over chicken mixture layer. Spread 1/2 cup Monterey Jack and 1/2 cup Cheddar evenly over corn layer, the repeat this process once more (tortillas (you'll have 2 quarters left over), chicken mixture, corn, cheeses. Tent with foil and bake in preheated oven 40 minutes, then remove foil and bake 20 minutes longer. Remove from oven and allow to rest 5 minutes then cut and serve with fresh tomatoes, avocados (or guacamole), additional sour cream, fresh cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce as desired.
  • **Don't use flour tortillas, corn is a must for this. Also look for some that are fairly stiff and sturdy, not delicate and flimsy.

  • I of course TWEEKED this a bit I used canned corn INSTEAD of fresh because well, that's what I had on hand!  And for the corn tortillas--I ran out of time to cook mine (I buy them where they are already made and you cook them up--YUMMY!), I just used tortilla chips and didn't use salt.
  • Thanks for visiting and HAPPY cooking!!