This one might sound a bit strange, but it really is absolutely delish. If you love Mexican (and we do), then you should really enjoy this one. It’s a one dish wonder and you gotta love that. Put it all in one pan, bake in the oven and add some tortilla chips to the mix. A nice tossed salad would be a healthy side for this one too.I spotted this one in my Better Homes & Gardens mag. They usually have some good, family friendly meals, so I’m always on the lookout for a good one. This one fits the bill. Hubby loved it too and it didn’t last long at our house. I made it in a glass Pyrex deep dish pie plate.
Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie
1 1/4 lb. ground beef (90% lean)
1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
1 envelope onion soup mix
3/4 cup bottled taco sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten (divided)
1 8.8 oz. pouch cooked Spanish-style rice (Uncle Ben’s ready rice)
1 15.5 oz. can golden hominy rinsed & drained(OK, I used canned whole corn instead)
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained (Rotel is great!)
1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz.)
1 medium fresh Anaheim pepper, seeded & chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional, I didn’t add it)
Tortilla chips on the side
1. Preheat oven to 350*. Combine beef, crushed chips, soup mix, 1/2 cup of taco sauce, one lightly beaten egg, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Press into bottom & sides of 10-inch deep dish pie plate.
2. Heat rice according to directions. In bowl combine rice, hominy (or corn), tomatoes, cheese, Anaheim pepper, cilantro & the remaining 1/4 cup taco sauce & egg. Spoon into meat shell. Place on a baking sheet. Cover loosely with foil.
3. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil, bake 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160* F. Cool 15 min. Top with chips, jalapeno & cilantro. Makes 6 servings.
Again, it really was a hit with the 2 of us. The flavors really melded together well and I’ll definitely be making it again.
Linked to Jen’s Tasty Tuesday. Check out all the recipes over there!
Have you been to the new blog, CSI Project? I’m excited to be the Guest Judge over at CSI Project this week. The challenge this week will be Pottery Barn inspired projects, so check it out. The link-up starts Tuesday a.m., in case anyone wants to get in on the fun. Do a post and link up. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this week and was honored to be invited to be the judge.
BIG announcement this week: Layla and I will be having a HUGE yardsale at my house on Saturday a.m., September 11. Any of you in the area who would like to come are invited. We’ll be running an ad in the paper, but if you want to email me when it gets closer, I’ll send some directions (as long as you convince me you’re a really nice person and not some crazy lunatic).
I hear Layla has a TON of stuff she needs to get rid of and I have a fair amount too, so we’d love to have y’all stop on by for the sale!