Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Guest Post: Mommy Hates Cooking & Mexican Pie


Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Post: Mommy Hates Cooking & Mexican Pie

Since I will be busy packing most of the week, I have lined up a few awesome guest posts here at Mommy's Kitchen. We sold our house, so now the big chore of getting everything packed and moved over to the new house begins. The next two weeks will be pretty busy around here, so that won't leave too much time to post any recipes. Hopefully things will settle back down soon. I decided having a few guest posters would be a fabulous idea. So without further delay please welcome today's guest Kristy from "Mommy Hates Cooking".

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I recently discovered Kristy's wonderful blog on face book. I was hopping around as usual and noticed the title of her blog {Mommy Hates Cooking} I thought to myself wow that's a different title and why would she hate to cook? That's a silly question coming from me because I love to cook. I couldn't imagine hating cooking!

I poked around at her site and just fell in love with it. For someone who hates to cook Kristy sure has some pretty awesome recipes. Here is a list of just a few that I can't wait to try. Chili Pepper Pasta, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake, Slow Cooker French Dip Subs and Smoked Sausage Soup.

Here is a little bit about my new blogging friend. Kristy is a part-time working mom, who recently discovered that she was going to have to put aside her hatred for cooking. Kristy wanted to start putting healthier meals on the table for her family. She decided to start with the basics and each day try a new recipe.

Slowly Kristy turned her hatred for cooking into a passion. She shares her love/hate relationship with cooking as well as her recipes at Mommy Hates Cooking. Today Kristy is going to share a recipe for her yummy Mexican Pie.

I was recently given a recipe by a co-worker of mine that was a Mexican casserole using beef, corn and tomato sauce. Since my family loves Mexican food I knew I would be giving this one a try. As I thought more about the ingredients I knew that I would want a little more crunch to this casserole. That led me to turning this dish from a casserole into a Mexican Pie.

Using flour tortillas, cut them into long narrow slices. Place them lengthwise across the top of the dish, then repeat the same going in the opposite direction. My husband helped and cut ours, so I’m going to give him some slack on the narrowness. The final result should look like a grid.

Lastly, top the tortillas with shredded cheese and bake in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.

I prefer my meals not to have too much spice to them, so this was perfect for me; however, if you like spicy you could add a can of rotel or a can of chopped green chilies to give it a bit of a kick. Serve as is or with your favorite tortilla chips. I hope you enjoy the recipe.


I would like to say a big thank you to Kristy for Guest Posting here at Mommy's Kitchen. I hope everyone will take a moment and pop over to Kristy's blog. She has some pretty awesome recipes cooking up over there.






Mexican Pie:

1 - lb ground beef, browned
1 - packet taco seasoning
1 - 15 - oz can corn, drained
1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
Flour Tortillas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook and drain the ground beef, then add the seasoning as instructed on the package. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with non stick cooking spray then poor the beef on the bottom. Next, top the beef with the canned corn, and pour the tomato sauce over the corn, evenly spreading it out.

Using the flour tortillas, cut them into long, narrow slices and place them lengthwise across the top of the dish, then repeat the same going in the opposite direction. The final result should look like a grid. Lastly, top the tortillas with shredded cheese and bake in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.





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8 comments:

Mandy said... #

This looks so good! And Tina, if you need more guest bloggers, I'd love to help out!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Thank you Mandy I will probably take you on on that offer. Be on the look out for a email.

Stacey said... #

Wow, that sounds so good! I've already printed it and look forward to trying it next week! Congratulations on the sell of your house & good luck with your new home as well!

Anonymous said... #

looks delishes will be trying that this next week...such simple ingredients to i have those on hand!! nice

The Better Baker said... #

Thanks to both of you. This is definitely something I will try - I LOVE simple and delicious! MMM Good!

Amanda @ Better Is Little said... #

I made this last night with a couple variations and it was yummy. The main difference in mine was instead of using tortillas, I used a cornbread mix and poured it on top. I served it with homemade guacamole, lettuce, sour cream and salsa. Delish! Thanks for the idea!!

Brandie said... #

This looks wonderful. That gooey cheese is calling my name!

Gwen said... #

Hey, Tina. I tried opening up Kristy's blog (Internet Explorer 8) and can't open it. It's funny, I can pull it up on my phone. lol Just thought I'd let you know and see if you could pass this on to her. I'm not sure if it's my computer or something with her site. Thanks.