Tortilla Bake

Folding over works well


 A special edition magazine I use quite a lot is the Taste of Home Casseroles and One Dish Meals, printed in 2012. We have enjoyed all of the recipes I have tried and I got the magazine out again and am trying some new ones this year.
 Everyone, except me, likes Mexican food, so I tried this recipe for Tortilla Bake from the Taste of Home web site. The tortillas are folded in half instead of rolled up with the filling inside. My daughter and grandson ate with us and she wanted me to try the corn tortillas as she has had problems using them. This method worked great and they did not fall apart. 
 I used mild enchilada sauce and the canned chilies. Heating the tortillas in the oven for 8 minutes made them easy to handle and the softened cream cheese spread quite well on the warm corn tortillas without tearing them up.  
 Bettie added Jalapeno peppers to hers and the rest thought they were spicy enough without them. Feel free to add more spice or hotter enchilada sauce with what your family would like. We will have them again as they were well received and easy to make. 
Tortilla Bake
1 pound ground beef
1 cup onion
2 cans (14 ½ ounce each) stewed tomatoes
1 cup enchilada sauce
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
12 six inch flour or corn tortillas
6 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 
Directions
In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, enchilada sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  While sauce is simmering, wrap the stack of tortillas in foil; warm at 350° for 8 minutes. Pour about half of the sauce into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. 
Spread the warm tortillas with the cream cheese and put green chilies on one half. Fold other half over and place in dish with the sauce. Spoon the remaining sauce over top.
 Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; heat in oven for 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.

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