Mexican Vegetarian Layered Tortilla

posted by Schmitty 07-21-99 12:43 PM

Vegetarian Layered Tortilla Casserole

Nonstick spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1- cups prepared tomato salsa
12 corn tortillas
1- cups shredded Jack cheese with chilies, divided use
1 can (7 ounces) diced mild green chilies, undrained, divided use
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 can (8 ounces) creamed corn
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
teaspoon ground cumin
Optional garnish – chopped cilantro
Optional garnish – prepared tomato salsa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside.

Heat oil in medium skillet on medium hi heat.

Add onion and garlic; cook til onion is softened.

Remove from heat and stir in salsa

Place 6 tortillas in bottom of baking dish.

Spray with nonstick spray.

Top with half of cheese and half of canned chilies.

Top with onion garlic salsa mixture.

Cut remaining 6 tortillas into quarters and place on top.

Place remaining cheese and chilies on top.

In large bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, corn, salt, pepper, oregano and cumin.

Pour over top of casserole.

Using a fork, lift and jiggle some of the top layer of tortillas so some of the egg mixture will drizzle down.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or til top is set and browned.

Allow to rest 15 minutes.

If desired garnish with fresh cilantro and tomato salsa.

8 Servings.

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