Had a serious craving for garlic, onions and everything spicy last night. Surprised myself with the final outcome. Everything went so well together.
First I In a large pot, brown 4 pounds ground beef, salt & pepper to taste, Drain. Add chopped onion, garlic, add taco seasoning and 2 cups chicken stock;. Let that simmer while melting butter and flour in a medium size pot, whisk until mixed well and add 2 cups of chicken stock; bring to a boil and when thickened turn down heat to simmer.
Stir in 2-3 Tbl cayenne powder, 1 c shredded pepper jack cheese, can of
green chillis, 1 Tbl garlic powder and two hefty pinches of salt. Turn heat off for both pots.
Using a large casserole dish, begin layer one – overlap cut tortillas across bottom, covering as much of dish as possible. Spoon in meat mixture, spoon cheese sauce over meat, sprinkle black beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and about a cup of pepper jack cheese, start over with layer two,
and then three. End the top layer with either, or both, of the cheeses.
Cook in 350* oven for 35-45 minutes, until browned on top.
Serve with lettuce, sour cream, and chopped olives.
Ingredients for Meat Mixture & Cheese Sauce:
4 lbs ground beef
1 chopped onion
4 chopped garlic cloves
1 32 oz box Chicken Stock, divided
16 oz shredded pepper jack cheese, divided
salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne powder
1/2 c Taco Seasoning (recipe below)
1 stick butter
1/4 c flour
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
2-4 tsp cayenne powder, optional
1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, chopped, seeds removed
2 jalepenos, chopped, seeds removed or not
12-15 medium size tortillas, cut in half
Shredded lettuce, Sour Cream, Chopped Olives
2 Tbl chiles powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbl ground cumin