Lord of the Potluck - Texas King Ranch Casserole

Lord Of The Potluck - Texas King Ranch Casserole Recipe

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This recipe has been posted here for play in Culinary Quest - Texas. This recipe was found on website: texasmonthly.com

A staple of school lunchrooms and church suppers, frat houses and funerals, it is a hit with men as well as women.

Try this make from-scratch version by Texas cookbook author Rebecca Rather.


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10 - 12
35 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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cup unsalted butter
yellow onion, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
ounces button mushrooms, sliced
cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon cayenne pepper
teaspoon salt
teaspoon black pepper
cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2
cups chicken stock
cup heavy cream
mild green chiles, roasted, peeled (stems and seeds discarded), and diced
ten-ounce can ro-tel
corn tortillas
cooked chicken (poached or roasted), meat shredded
cup shredded jack cheese
cup shredded cheddar

How to Make Lord of the Potluck - Texas King Ranch Casserole


  • 1Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  • 2Add the vegetables and sauté on medium-low about 7 minutes, then stir in the chili powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  • 3Sprinkle in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and stir until the white is no longer visible, then whisk in 3 cups of the stock, 1 cup at a time, until smooth.
  • 4Once this is done whisk in the cream and stir in the chiles and tomatoes.
  • 5Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter.
  • 6Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of stock into a bowl and stack the tortillas in the bowl, 6 at a time, to moisten them.
  • 7Next line the bottom of the pan with the tortillas, making sure they overlap each other by about one third.
  • 8Cover the tortillas with half the sauce and add half the chicken and sprinkle with a third of the cheese.
  • 9Add a second layer of soaked tortillas, the remaining sauce and chicken, and another third of the cheese.
  • 10Top with the remaining tortillas and cheese.
  • 11Bake for about an hour, until bubbling and lightly browned on top.

    Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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About Lord of the Potluck - Texas King Ranch Casserole

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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