California (Mexican) Tortilla Casserole

“This recipe came from a dietitian I know; her original recipe came from Bon Appetit. I haven't made this for awhile, but I tried to include the time it takes to slice and grate the cheeses within the prep time. Total servings should be at least six, perhaps eight.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°; Grease (or spray with non-stick pan spray) a 3qt casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In large skillet, saute beef with onion and garlic over medium heat (in batches if necessary) and drain; sprinkle chili powder over meat and mix well.
  3. Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, olives, and green chiles; simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Beat cottage cheese and egg together until blended.
  5. In bottom of 3qt casserole dish, spread 1/3 of meat; layer with half of jack cheese, half cottage cheese& egg, half tortillas, then next 3rd of meat.
  6. Continue layering with remaining jack cheese, c/c, remaining tortillas, ending with remaining 1/3 meat; sprinkle top with cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted; serve with sour cream, sliced black olives and green onion if desired (recommended).

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