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Tortilla-Beef Casserole

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Try this Tortilla-Beef Casserole. An easily prepared non-vegetarian recipe, Tortilla-Beef Casserole is a side dish that you will always love to include in your menu.
  Ground chuck 1 1⁄2 Pound, crumbled
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound (1 Can)
  Enchilada sauce 1 Can (10 oz)
  Canned sliced ripe olives including liquid 2 1⁄4 Ounce, sliced (1 Can)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Corn tortillas 8
  Small curd cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Jack cheese 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely crushed packaged tortilla chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Brown ground chuck and onion in a large frying pan.
Blend in tomatoes, enchilada sauce, ripe olives with liquid, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat salad oil in a small frying pan; in it saute tortillas one at a time for a few seconds on each side or just until softened.
Drain tortillas on paper towels; cut drained tortillas in half.
Beat cottage cheese with egg.
Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce in a greased, shallow, 3-quart casserole; top with half the jack cheese, half the cottage cheese mixture, and half of the tortilla halves, arranging each in an even layer.
Repeat layering, using 1/3 more of the meat sauce and the remainingjack cheese, cottage cheese mixture, and tortilla halves.
Spread with remaining meat sauce; top with Cheddar cheese and a border of crushed tortilla chips.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for about 20 minutes (about 35 minutes if cold), or until casserole is thoroughly heated and Cheddar cheese is melted.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5155 Calories from Fat 2886

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 330 g507.6%

Saturated Fat 122.4 g611.8%

Trans Fat 1.4 g

Cholesterol 1002 mg334%

Sodium 8680 mg361.7%

Total Carbohydrates 293 g97.7%

Dietary Fiber 30.5 g122.1%

Sugars 21.1 g

Protein 247 g493.6%

Vitamin A 240.1% Vitamin C 96.3%

Calcium 291.8% Iron 132%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tortilla-Beef Casserole Recipe