Sausage and Green Chile Casserole

RisaG posted 11-19-99 5:31 PM

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Sausage and Green Chile Casserole
Recipe By : RisaG
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cheese Chiles
Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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4 links turkey sausage, hot or mild
1 cup green beans, frozen, thawed
8 oz Monterey jack cheese
2 cups fat-free sour cream
4 oz canned chopped green chiles, or chopped raw chile
4 cups cooked rice
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp Mexican oregano, crumbled
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ancho chile powder
dash Tabasco Habanero Sauce, or other hot sauce
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place turkey sausage on a microwaveable plate (or bacon rack). Cut small slits in each sausage. Cook on HIGH for 4 minutes. Set aside.

Shred Monterey Jack cheese. Mix sour cream and chiles together. Add seasonings and hot sauce and mix well. Cook green beans in microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Cut sausage into slices, about 1/2" thick.

Prepare a 2 qt casserole with cooking spray. Alternate layers of rice, sausage, green beans, sour cream mixture and Monterey Jack cheese until all ingredients are used up.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. After 15 minutes of baking, sprinkle top with cheddar cheese. Finish baking and let sit for a few moments before slicing.

Serve with extra sour cream and salsa on side.

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