Friday, August 27, 2010

mexican casserole

Instead of random Friday facts, you guys are getting casserole porn.  I make the rules.

Inspired by Liz and her delicious-looking casserole, I hit the grocery store yesterday for my own version of the same.  Yum!

Ingredients:
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cans of chopped green chiles
1 can of chopped jalapenos
1 package of whole wheat tortillas
1 package of mexican cheese
1 package of prepared southwestern chicken
1/2 jar salsa
2 servings of brown rice
chili powder
cayenne

Preheat the oven to 350.  Heat a saute pan to medium heat.  Add peppers, onions, chicken, chiles, jalapenos.  

Saute until veggies are tender, adding chili powder and cayenne to taste (I added a lot).

Remove from heat and mix with rice, tomatoes, 1/2 jar (it was a small jar) of salsa, and a handful of cheese.

In a large casserole pan, line the bottom with tortillas.  

Layer cheese, the mixture, tortillas, cheese, the mixture, tortillas, cheese.
Cover in tinfoil.  Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350.  Remove tinfoil, sprinkle cheese on top, and bake for another 10 minutes.

Make roommates jealous of amazing dinner.  Then force them to eat some when you realize you'll have 2 weeks of leftovers if you don't.

In other news, I went out this morning for a recovery ride with some speed work mixed in.  I did 2 sets of the following: 1-2-3-2-1 minutes hard, with equal recovery following.  "Hard" was in the 19-22mph range, and I recovered at 15-16mph.  I did about 20 minutes of riding in between the 2 sets.  My legs still feel pretty tired from last weekend, but were thrilled about some hard and fast.  My toes went numb, for some strange bicycle reason.  No idea there, but better my toes than my biscuit.

Total: 30M/1:55/avg. pace 15.7mph

In other other news, get ready for an awesome product review and giveaway from CSN, coming next week!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, I am not a big cook, but I think I'll giving this to my husband for football season! ;) TGIF!

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  2. Yum! that looks and sounds good. Thanks for the idea, it sounds easy enough to make and has lots of good stuff in it.

    My toes go numb too sometimes when I ride, I try to wiggle them every now and then to prevent it.

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  3. wow! That really looks good!! I may have to still your recipe and try it out! :D

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  4. mmmm the tortilla idea is awesome!
    if you feel like trekking into the city for yoga this weekend let me know :)
    also your recovery speed is so fast! jealous.
    the end.

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  5. Yum! Definitely going on the menu for next week. Husband's going to love that.

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