Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ranch House Casserole

I just love a casserole that I can put together with things that are in my pantry and refrigerator without having to make a special trip to the store. This is a casserole that can be served for company, go to the club or church covered dish dinner, or a nice week night family meal. I have made this casserole for years and we love it every time I make it, and I sure hope you enjoy it.

Ranch House Casserole

The Recipe
Add Onions and Green Chili's and Tomatoes to Browned Meat
Add Cooked Rice
Add The Black Bean Corn and Bell Peppers
1st & 3rd Layer Corn Tortilla's
2nd and 4th Layer The Meat and Veggie Mix
In a Zip Lock Bag Mix Crushed Baked Tortilla Chips & Longhorn Cheese Shredded
Last Layer Chips and Cheese then Bake

Ranch House Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 pound ground lean hamburger, or turkey, or chicken: browned in a large skillet
1 onion chopped
3 garlic pods minced
1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper Chopped
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper Chopped
1 1/2 cup Green Chili chopped
1 1/2 cup tomato diced with juice
2 cups Green Chili Enchilada Sauce
2 cups Sour Cream
1 3/4 cup or 1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup roasted corn
1 cup cooked black beans
2 cups cooked rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Fresh Cilantro for Garnish
8 Corn Tortilla's for the layer
4 Corn Tortilla's for Baking chips
1 cup longhorn or cheddar cheese shredded

Bake 4 Corn Tortilla's on a cookie sheet at 425 degrees for 10 minutes until brown and set aside to cool.
 Season the meat with the salt, pepper, chili powder,cumin,cilantro and red pepper flakes.
Brown the seasoned meat in a very large skillet. 
Add the onion, garlic,green chili, mix and simmer until the onion is clear
Add the rice and mix well and simmer for 5 minutes
Add the corn, black beans and bell peppers, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes
Mix the Sour Cream, Mushroom Soup, and Green Chili Enchilada Sauce togetherl
Pour over the meat mixture and simmer for 10 minutes.
Taste your meat mixture and make sure that your seasons are right, you may want to add more salt.
In a lightly greased 9X13 baking dish, layer 4 tortilla's
Add a layer of the meat mixture on top of the tortilla's
Next add 4 more tortillas on top of the meat mixture
Next add another layer of the meat mixture on top of the tortilla's
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes uncovered take out of the oven and
Top with the crushed tortilla's and shredded cheese mix 
Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 more minutes until cheese is melted.
Garnish with fresh chopped Cilantro
Recipe Tip:
I keep cooked rice in 2 cup bags in my freezer to use in casseroles or other dishes. It is a big time and energy saver.

I am so happy that you stopped by to have dinner with us this evening, hope you enjoyed it. Be safe and hurry back to see us !
Peace and Joy

20 comments:

  1. That looks really tasty! I love Southwest food :)

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  2. This could easily be adapted to be gluten-free (I have a mix I put together for cream of mushroom that has no gluten). It looks hearty enough for my diabetic husband as well if I use brown rice. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. This looks delicious! You always make the most delicious looking meals! Wish I am your dinner guest!

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  4. What a great casserole, just right to serve and share. I love the cooked rice tip, thanks Miz Helen.

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  5. That's one good looking casserole! Love great comfort foods like this.

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  6. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

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  7. Oh my gosh this looks wonderfully tasty! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sundays!!

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  8. Thanks! I'm adding this recipe to next weeks menu.

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  9. Looks delish. Great tip on the cooked rice in the freezer. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

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  10. If there's one rule I live by its to eat anything with the word ranch in the name! Thanks for the recipe. It looks wonderful.

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  11. This does sound like a real keeper. I've copied it to my recipe file, thanks.

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  12. oh my this recipe is amazing with so many layers of greatness yummy

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  13. That looks so comforting and delicious. I love a good casserole. This looks like a great one.

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  14. Well, I thought I had dinner picked out but....now I want to switch to this. Maybe I will just have to take one each night. Yum!

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  15. So colorful and tasty looking! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, hope to see you next week!

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  16. This looks like a great dish, Miz Helen! My family would devour this in a minute! Thanks for adding it to Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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  17. Hi Miz helen! A little late to the party, but so glad i stopped by because this casserole looks sooooooo good! I am drooling here! I love all the flavors of the south west and yes, looks like most of this stuff I would have in the pantry or fridge! Thanks so much for sharing all your love and recipes with us on the hearth and soul hop! HUGS! Alex

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  18. I have seen recipes like this, but never with the amazing crunchy top! I love that :)

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  19. I've pinned this, Miz Helen. Your Ranch House Casserole looks just scrumptious and I can't wait to try it!

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