These are both from Mandi's blog. The burrito pie is here and the spanish rice is here. Both of these took some time to prepare but were really yummy!
Me burrito 10 rice 10
Hunter burrito 10 rice 9
Corrine burrito 9 rice 9
and Justin ate a good sized portion himself=)
Mandi's Burrito Pie
2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (2 ounce) can black olives, sliced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green Chile peppers
1 (16 ounce) jar taco sauce(made this from scratch)
2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
12 (8 inch) flour tortillas(I used corn)
9 ounces shredded Colby cheese(I used cheddar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large skillet overmedium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and saute for 5 more minutes. Drain any excess fat, if desired.
Mix in the olives, green Chile peppers, tomatoes with green chile peppers,taco sauce and refried beans. Stir mixture thoroughly, reduce heat to low,and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 4 quart casseroledish. Cover with a layer of tortillas followed by more meat mixture, then alayer of cheese. Repeat tortilla, meat, cheese pattern until all the tortillas areused, topping off with a layer of meat mixture and cheese.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightlybrown and bubbly.
Mandi's Mom's Spanish Rice
2 Cups long grain Rice
1 bell pepper diced (I didn't have any on hand)
1 small onion diced
2 cloves of Garlic Minced
1 stick butter
2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes
4 Cups of Chicken Broth
Salt, Pepper to taste
1 tsp. Cumin or more to taste...
Melt lots of butter and sautee' Bell Peppers, Onion and Garlic together... cook until done to your likeness.. add Rice and brown... add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer until rice is cooked...