Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mexican Lasagna out of Leftovers

I took my Super Bowl Chili (which had been frozen) and made it into a Mexican Lasagna yesterday. It is really simple to do this. You only need a couple of ingredients. You can make it up and freeze it for another time. And you all know how I feel about freezing meals! It's just a great idea!!

If you don't have leftover chili, don't worry. You don't have to take the time to make some... Buy it in the can or even better yet, go through the drive through at Wendy's and order 2. Wendy's chili tastes great and is on their $1.99 menu if I'm not mistaken. It'll be the perfect substitute for the homemade leftover stuff.
This serves 4 in a square pan like the picture above.
2-3 cups of leftover chili
5 tortillas
1/2 jar of salsa
1/2 cup of corn, frozen works best.
Cheddar or tex mex cheese blend. I used some of each and I got the light cheddar.
Layer a bit of the chili in the bottom of the pan, just enough to cover the bottom. Cut to fit a layer of tortillas. Then put in the rest of the chili on top. And top with some grated cheese.
Cut to fit another layer of tortillas.
Top with the salsa and corn and some more grated cheese.
Cut to fit another layer of tortillas
Top with cheese and fresh cilantro if you want or sprinkle with some chili powder.
I used a Spanish Cheese, Queso Manchero because I had found some at the grocery store. Try any "queso" cheese if you can find it.
Oh, and by the way, this meal is low fat and nice and healthy! You can assemble it and freeze it. And you can freeze any leftovers after you cook it.

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