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Tex-Mex Chili Cheese Supreme

Tex-Mex Chili Cheese SupremeThis great tasting Tex-Mex chili cheese casserole is sure to win approval and 'keeper status' by family and friends.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (16-ounce) can tomatoes, with juice, coarsely chopped
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
1 (15-ounce) carton Wisconsin ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
3 large eggs, beaten
1 (8-ounce) bag tortilla chips
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Sharp Wisconsin cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Sauté green pepper and garlic until tender. Add kidney beans. Set aside.
  2. In saucepan, combine tomatoes, tomato sauce and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Add to kidney bean mixture. Combine ricotta and Monterey Jack cheeses, chiles, onions and eggs.
  4. Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture evenly in greased 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Arrange 1/4 of chips over cheese. Spread 1/4 of tomato mixture over chips. Repeat layer 3 more times.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and top with cheddar cheese and bake 10 to 15 minutes more.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.