Well Brooke and I love authentic Mexican food which the rest of the crew like I guess you call on American Mexican food.
I had a friend I used to work with that we would car pole to work together, and sing along with the sound track to Greese, but that's for another day *smile*.
Anyway she said to me (her being Hispanic) that us white people make Mexican food taste so good! Why I asked? Because we add things like sour cream and other seasonings to things that makes it so yummy.
So I guess that is what Mexican American food is. The same thing but altered with well some nice and fatty things like sour cream.
So I guess I have on of those Dishes to share with you.
It is basically enchilada but easier to make and is set up like lasagna in layers.
12-16 whole wheat tortilla (find these in my recipe area)
1-2 pounds ground meat (depends on how meaty you want it)
1 can black beans (organic if possible)
2 cans red enchilada sauce (organic if possible)
1 can green chille sauce
Shredded chedder cheese (depends on how cheesy you want it)
The reason I buy cans of enchilada sauce is because I can not seem to get homemade sauce to taste right.
First you will need to brown your meat with a little salt then add black beans.
In a medium sized bowl mix all 3 cans of enchilada sauce and add a little to a 9x13 dish.
Tear up tortillas over top of the sauce. Then start you layers meat/beans then sauce and cheese then start over again using tortillas. Make as many layers that you want. I usually make 4. On the top layer it should be tortilla, sauce, then cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let it sit for a couple minutes before cutting and serving.
You can top with whatever you like. We use sour cream, salsa, and lettuce. We also serve with a side dish of rice mixed with salsa and cheese.
I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe. We sure do.