Mexican Tortilla Stack

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Does your family enjoy Mexican recipe? If you do, this Mexican Tortilla Stack will go over very well in your household. Tacos and Mexican recipes in general seem to be a very popular food. In Mexico, tacos can be found everywhere, from little diners to Taco stands on the street. Basically, a taco consists of a filling usually made from meat or vegetables put into a small tortilla that is easy to eat with your hands. The first people to use tortillas were the Mayan and Aztec people, indigenous Mexico. They would make round flattened discs made with flour from wheat or corn and fry them on hot stones to cook them. Then the tortillas would be stuffed with delicious fillings or dipped into a sauce. They ate all of their meals with a tortilla and sometimes just on their own as a snack. The tortilla serves as an edible utensil to pick up food without the use of utensils. Many of the Mayan and Aztec recipes have remained somewhat the same, but also others have been invented over the years. Mexican food has also fused with American style food, and there is now what is known as Tex-Mex food. The combination of foods from the southern states of the United States and the foods from Mexico come together to make recipes that are like a modern take on the old authentic style recipes.

This tortilla stack casserole recipe would most likely fall under the category of a Tex-Mex recipe, since it has all of the flavours of Mexican recipes, but it also has an American spin on it since it is made into more of a casserole dish than an authentic taco or enchilada dish. This recipe is almost like a Mexican version of lasagne, with layers of tortillas and meat, and cheese. The recipe is one of the easy dinner ideas shared by Holly from Life in the Lofthouse, which is her food blog where she shares tons of awesome recipes that we can try out.

Nutrition Facts for: Mexican Tortilla Stack from Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients: Turkey (ground beef or chicken), flour tortillas, cream of mushroom soup, red enchlada sauce, diced green chilies, refried beans, cheese.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 386, Calories from Fat 172, Total Fat 19.1g 29%, Saturated Fat 7.7g 38%, Cholesterol 92mg 31%, Sodium 762mg 32%, Potassium 632mg 18%, Carbohydrates 29.4g 10%, Dietary Fiber 8.3g 33%, Sugars 6.9g, Protein 28.4g, Vitamin A 97%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 26%, Iron 19%

This recipe includes chicken or turkey in it, so just be sure that you are mindful of kitchen cleanup after you are done handling the raw meat. Raw meat can leave behind a lot of bacteria so it is smart to practice safe food handling whenever you are cooking meat. You can also leave the meat out and make it a vegan or vegetarian tortilla stack. You could substitute more refried beans for the chicken or turkey, or some vegetarian meat, or even just some nice seasoned vegetables. The cheese could be switched out for a vegan cheese if you are vegan and if you are gluten free, you can also use gluten free or corn tortillas. There is a pretty good chance that your family will love this so much that there will be none left at the end of dinner. Thank you Holly for this awesome casserole recipe that we can all try at home. For more easy dinner ideas and recipes check out the Life in the Lofthouse website.***

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