Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spicy Mexican Chorizo Torte

I don't use chorizo very often.  I try to keep myself to the leaner meats.  But this time I indulged.  And I'm so glad that I did. 

I've become completely addicted to corn tortillas. After eating whole wheat tortillas for years, it turns out, I actually like them more. I've been eating them with everything.  

Spicy Mexican Torte

1 lb. chorizo sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 4 oz. can green chile, chopped
9 corn tortillas
8 oz. pepperjack cheese, shredded
1 can refried beans
1 jar roasted red peppers

In a large pan cook chorizo, onion and garlic until sausage is done.  Drain grease and stir in chilies and set aside.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees, lightly spray 8 x 8 in. pan with cooking spray.  Place 3 tortillas on the bottom, I cut one in half to cover completely.  Spread 1/3 of sausage mixture, sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese. Place red peppers on top of cheese.  Place 3 tortillas on top of cheese. Spread with 1/2 cans of beans. Top with 1/3 chorizo mixture.  Sprinkle 1/3 of cheese.  Top with 3 more corn tortillas. Top with the rest of the beans, the rest of the sausage and then remaining cheese. 

Cover and bake in oven for 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes more until cheese is melted and center is hot. 

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  1. Very nice...I think my hubby would love this one. He loves chorizo but I never cook with it for some reason.

  2. I have a feeling this would be a huge hit at my place; I have to find so chorizos.

  3. I have just finished dinner and this has got the taste buds going all over again :)) Diane

  4. What a yummy looking casserole! And I love corn tortillas too! When I have them on hand, sometimes I'll heat one or two a few seconds in the microwave and spread a little butter on top (somtimes honey too) and it's incredible! I now understand why Latin people use this as their "bread" along with meals! So delicious.

  5. My family loves any kind of Mexican casserole. I've never used chorizo, but I'm sure they'd love its spiciness.