Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mexican Big Macs (from friend Jo)

I love this! My friend first made it for me after I had Jackson. I begged her for the recipe and just recently got it. I'm attaching the picture of mine but it didn't look as good, the tortillas we buy are "homemade" and seem a little smaller, so I felt like it was hard to spread it all and it kind of turned into a mound. I also didn't follow the directions about the top. But it was soooo good, and even better for left overs. I did find it to be a little time intensive (with all the chopping), but well worth it.

1 can refried beans
1/2 cup sour cream (divided in half)
2 1/4 tsp chili powder
2 cups cooked chicken
1 medium red pepper
1/2 cup green onions with tops, thinly sliced
3/4 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, snipped
5 soft flour tortillas
2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
veg. oil spray
2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 F.
-In a bowl combine refried beans, 1/4 cup of the sour cream and 2 tsp of the chili powder; mix well.
-Chop chicken and red pepper in small pieces, place in another bowl. Add sliced green onions, 1/2 cup of the olives and 2 tbsp of the cilantro; mix gently.
-Place 1 tortilla on flat pizza baking ston or lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
-Using a scoop put 1/4 of refried bean mixture on top of tortilla; spread to cover.
-Top evenly with 1 cup of chicken mixture.
-Put 1/4 of the cheese over the chicken mixture.
-Repeat layer of tortilla, bean mixture, chicken mixture and cheese three more times.
-Top with remaining tortilla; spray with vegetable oil.
-Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown.
-Mix remaining sour cream with 1/4 tsp chili powder; spread evenly over top of warm tortilla stack.
-Sprinke with chopped tomato, remaining olive slices and cilantro.
-Cut into wedges (like a cake) and serve with salsa.
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