Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cooking Experiment

Unlike normal people who when they get bored with their menu they open a cook book I tend to just look in the cupboards and see what I can throw together. Some times the result is a big hit and at other times it crashes and burns. Last night the experiment was a major hit so I thought I would share it here. One of my favorite parts of these experiments is the family input to naming the new dish.

Mexican Stuffed Pepper Pizza
2 large green peppers
1lb hamburger
1 pkg enchilada sauce mix
1pkg Knorr Spanish rice mix
6 flour tortilla's
3 or 4 cups grated cheese ( I used half cheddar cheese and half that is a Mexican blend cheese) 

Clean and boil two large green peppers. 
Prepare enchilada sauce mix according to package instructions.
In a large skillet brown 1lb hamburger, drain then add two cups of water and 1pkg Knorr Spanish rice. Bring to a boil and then turn down and simmer till water is all gone, steering occasionally. Remove and drain water from the green pepper when they are tender but not too soft.  Cut one of the peppers into cubes and add to the rice/meat mixture. Slice the other pepper to garnish the finished dish.

In a large deep dish pizza pan pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce, layer 3 flour tortilla's to cover as much of the bottom as possible. Spread a thick layer of your favorite Mexican style cheeses. Top with another layer of flour tortilla's and then spread another thin layer of enchilada sauce over the tortilla's. Top with the rice/meat mixture, place green pepper slices around the side, drizzle the last of the enchilada sauce over the rice/meat mixture and top with cheese. Bake at 400 about 15min to melt the cheese and enjoy! 

Delicious and very very filling.


pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, you visited me and now I'm visiting you and becoming a follower! I like your local neighbourhood watch and really fancy trying the recipe this week. Have a lovely weekend. Joan

Kristi said...

This looks so yummy!!! I might try this one with all the peppers in my garden!