Company Casserole Recipe

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Company Casserole

From Dorothy McNett's Recipe book at www.dorothymcnett.com as presented by friend Martha Gibson of Hollister. This is great for a buffet or picnic dinner, and is so crowd pleasing!

3 pounds beef ground chuck
1 pound beef chorizo sausage
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 cans (16 oz. each) tomato sauce
1 can 9(4 oz.) diced green chilies
1 jar (3 oz.) pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 pints ricotta cheese
2 eggs
12 corn tortillas
1 pound Monterey jack cheese, thinly sliced

In a large skillet, cook beef and chorizo until beef is browned. Drain. Stir in garlic, onion, and green pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in tomato sauce, green chilies, olives, cilantro, raisins, salt and pepper. Beat ricotta cheese and eggs until smooth. Reserve. Cover bottom of a 4 quart casserole with four of the tortillas. Cover tortillas with 1/3 of the beef mixture. Arrange 1/3 cheese slices over beef mixture. Spread beef with half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat layers in this order until all ingredients are used. End with a layer of beef mixture topped with slices of cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees 30-45 minutes or until very hot. If desired, serve with bowls of sour cream, chopped green onion, mixed with cilantro and chopped green olives. Makes 12 servings.

Recipe created 1996-07-24.

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