Monday, October 22, 2012

bbq tortilla casserole

this recipe is pure texas comfort food. but, unlike a lot of comfort foods, this can be thrown together super quickly. i assembled everything in the morning, popped it in the oven right before it was time to eat, and we were eating ourselves silly in no time.

here's what you'll need:
1 lb. meat (i used leftover pulled pork, but you could use shredded chicken, ground beef, whatever you have on hand. or, leave the meat out completely for a hearty vegetarian dish)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 1/2 cups bbq sauce (jarred or homemade - this is my favorite homemade recipe) 
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
6-8 corn tortillas

preheat the oven to 400. meanwhile, in a medium size bowl, combine the meat, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, 1 cup cheese, and 3/4 cup bbq sauce. 

in an 8x8 casserole dish, spread 1/2 the meat mixture across the bottom. top with a layer of corn tortillas (i tear mine into small pieces to make sure every square inch is covered with tortilla).

you're almost there...

last, pour your remaining bbq sauce on top and sprinkle the top with your leftover cheese. take a handful of the cheese and sneak a bite. mmmm. 

bake about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the edges are browning.

and that's it! your tummy will love you for this.


  1. Yum! I think I will make this this week. Thank you, Marie!

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