Spicy Chorizo Bake

I have made taco bake before but I thought I would try something different. NO cook book reference and this was just made from my own idea…I’m sure there are other recipes similar out there, but this one is mine haha! I was hoping that Josh would like it a little extra spicy, and he actually did (we’re a weakling for spice sometimes….haha), but it actually wasn’t overdone! I hope you’ll try this dish and let me know how ya liked it (or didn’t). ENJOY!!

Makes:  4-6 servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

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12 oz. pork or beef chorizo (pork is spicier)

1/2 medium onion, chopped

8 oz chunky (medium) salsa

2 Tbsp taco sauce

1 tsp fajita seasoning

2 cups mexican or taco blend shredded cheese

4 flour tortillas (fajita size)

1 (16 oz) can refried beans

Jalapenos (optional)

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 11″ x 7″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook chorizo and onion until chorizo turns a rust-brown color and cooked thoroughly, (about 10 minutes)…..

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Add fajita seasoning…..

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Add salsa…..

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And taco sauce……

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Let chorizo mixture simmer for about 8 – 10 minutes.

Open can of refried beans and place into a bowl to stir a little (makes it easier for spreading)…..

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Place 2 flour tortillas on the bottom of the baking dish, spread a small amount of refried beans on each flour tortilla…..

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Add jalapenos…..

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Layer chorizo mixture…..

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Shredded cheese…..

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Repeat with tortillas, beans, jalapenos, chorizo mixture, and then add the remaining refried beans and spread well…before adding remaining cheese…..

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Add remaining cheese…..

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Cover with foil and bake for 40 – 45 minutes. Uncover during the last 10 – 15 minutes so the cheese can brown a little on top…..

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This is great served with taco fixins on top:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Bell Peppers
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla chips (crunched up)

I served mine with sour cream and a dash of cilantro….Mmm!

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