Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words – A Casserole Made with Beer!)

For Christmas this year I was given 3 copies of Rachael Ray Look + Cook cookbooks! Yes, three!

The kiddos and I headed out today to go shopping and I brought my cookbook with in the car. Once we arrived in the grocery store parking lot, I quickly flipped through and picked out a recipe that looked good for tonight. We ran inside, grabbed the items we needed and headed home to make up this mouth watering bad boy! Oh my gosh was it good! I could have eaten the entire dish, but decided against it since Lover Boy needed to eat as well, bummer!

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Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)

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Lets Make it Together!

-Heat oven to 400 degrees

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Cut up 8 flour tortilla shells into 1″ strips. Layer on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray (I actually only used 2 because that’s all I had and it was plenty). When these are done crisping, turn oven temp up to broiler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
In a small bowl make a rub consisting of garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, chili powder and dried oregano (and onion powder, I didn’t have this)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Season meat with S & P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Slice into strips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Coat meat strips with the rub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
In a large skillet heat 2 Tbs of EVOO. Once hot add meat. Keep on high heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Once meat is cooked, add 1 bottle Mexican Beer and let simmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Dice 2 red onions and 2 red bell peppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Heat another large skillet with 2 Tbs EVOO. Add veggies and 4 cloves of garlic. When veggies brown add chopped cilantro and juice of 1 lime and mix together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Add meat and veggies together (if you used 8 tortillas add most of your strips now also, otherwise use strips to top dish with once in baking dish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Place in a large baking dish the meat and veggie mixture, topped with tortilla strips and shredded pepper jack cheese. Bake in broiler until cheese is melted. Then serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words - A Casserole Made with Beer!)
Dish up and serve with sour cream and salsa (optional)…AMAZING!!!

Ingredients:

-8 flour tortillas cut into 1″ strips

-cooking spray

-1 Tbs onion powder

-1 Tbs garlic powder

-1 Tbs ground cumin

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1 Tbs chili powder

-1 tsp dried oregano

-1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak (or chicken breasts)

– S & P

-4 Tbs high-temp cooking oil

-1 bottle Mexican beef (I used Dos Equis)

-2 red bell peppers

-2 red onions

-3-4 garlic cloves

-1/4 c fresh cilantro

-2 limes

-2 c shredded pepper jack cheese

-sour cream (optional)

-salsa (optional)

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange sliced tortillas on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake until crispy (7-8 min). Once done, turn oven heat to broiler temp. In a small bowl, combine dry spices. Season the meat with S & P and slice into strips and toss in dry rub to coat evenly. Add meat to large skillet with 2 Tbs of hot oil. Caramelize the meat on both sides (a few minutes) and then add 1 bottle beer and let simmer. While meat is cooking heat 2 Tbs in another large skillet. Add veggies and garlic. Once browned add cilantro and juice of one lime. Season with S & P. Combine meat, veggies and tortillas in a large baking dish. Top with shredded pepper jack cheese. Place in broiler until cheese is melted. Garnish with juice of 1 lime and sour cream and/or salsa.

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I really hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Let me know if you give it a try!

Love,

*Little Sparrow

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