Casserole: Wrapped Mexican Casserole

posted by Mimi Hiller 08-17-101 4:17 PM

Wrapped Mexican Egg Casserole

1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked and cut in half
2 cloves garlic, cut in half
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup water
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
16 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
8 (12 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Make the salsa: In a blender or food processor puree tomatillos, garlic, onions, cilantro, water, jalapeno pepper and salt. In a saucepan, bring the salsa to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the salsa into a bowl and set the bowl aside.

Make the filling: Put the chopped tomatoes into a sieve, and let them drain for 10 minutes or more.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, and saute them until they are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the eggs, and turn the heat to low. Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, let the eggs cook until they begin to set. Take the skillet off the heat and sprinkle in the salt, pepper, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese and the drained tomatoes; stir gently.

Lay a flour tortilla on a work surface. Spread about 2/3 cup of the egg filling down the middle of the tortilla. Drop 1 tablespoon of the sour cream on top of the eggs. Fold in the sides of the tortilla to partly cover the egg mixture, then roll the tortilla, folding in the outer edges as you roll, to enclose the egg mixture completely. Continue this process with the remaining filling and the tortillas.

Place the filled tortillas close together in a 10x16 inch casserole dish. At this point you can cover the dish and chill it for up to 24 hours.

Pour the salsa over the filled tortillas, and sprinkle them with the 1/2 cup grated cheese. Cover the dish with foil, and bake the casserole for 15 minutes (25 minutes if it has been chilled). Serve hot.

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