This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week s a Queso Tortilla Torte. It's from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) You'll find a fantastic selection of recipes at Cooks site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!
Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.
1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce
1 -Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 - Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 - First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 - Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 - Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 - Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 - Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 - Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.
You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.