Green Chilies and Beef Bake Over Greens

Pamela Rappaport

By
@Pamelalala

Anyone who has lived in Memphis and eaten at Pancho's may recognize this. This is my version of their Pancho Verde. It was my favorite thing there and once I moved away I tried to recreate it.

The dressing for this recipe is good on tacos as well just a salad. When making the salad to put this casserole on, keep it simple. It's purpose is to catch the delicious drippings from the casserole and the dressing.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THE CASSEROLE

1 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
dried oregano leaves
salt and pepper
2 can(s)
whole green chilies, full size 14 oz cans
1 1/2 c
grated monterey jack and colby cheese

THE DRESSING

2/3 c
light oil
1/3 c
white vinegar
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/3 c
sugar
1/4 c
yellow mustard
1/2 tsp
dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp
celery seeds

SALAD GREENS

your favorite lettuce greens, tomato, radishes, avocado

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place all of the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until sugar is dissolved. Can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator. It's great on just a salad or tacos. You'll have more than you need for this recipe.
2
Preheat oven to 350
3
Brown and break up the ground beef. Add the onions towards the end and saute until tender.
4
Drain the excess fat.
5
Add cumin, oregano and salt and pepper. Stir on low heat for a minute to release the flavor of the spices and remove from the heat.
6
Arrange 1 can of the green chilies in a layer in the bottom of an oven proof dish.
7
Spoon the ground beef over the chilies.
8
Layer the second can of chilies over the beef.
9
Sprinkle with the cheese.
10
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes until the cheese is all melted.
11
Arrange salad ingredients on a plate or shallow bowl and top with a generous helping of the casserole. Drizzle with the dressing. The heat from the casserole will slightly wilt the greens.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Salads, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy