Here's an dish that's sure to be appreciated at the weeknight supper table or whenever hungry people gather. Double this recipe and bake it in a 9x13-inch dish, and you'll have enough for a bunch of ravenous football fans. This is a Tex-Mex dish for people who appreciate that spicy and unique fusion of Texas and Mexican cooking. A close observer of the recipe might note that it resembles a kind of meatloaf. Therefore, if spicy isn't your cup of tea, go with the meatloaf. Our Favorite Meatloaf recipe is terrific!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat the egg with the water and pour over crushed corn chips. With a fork, press into 9-inch pie plate. Mixture will be very sticky so place a sheet of plastic wrapo over the mixture to aid in pressing mixture evenly over bottom and sides of plate. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, break up the ground beef well with a fork. Lightly stir and fold together the beef, taco seasoning, green chiles, minced jalapeños, ½ cup of the salsa and ¾ cup of the cheese.
- Mound the mixture in the prepared crust without pressing down. Top with remaining salsa and chopped green pepper or poblano.
- Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the remaining cheese. Return to oven for an additional 3 or 4 minutes until cheese is melted.
Total time: 1 Hour 15 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell