Casseroles typically aren’t high on my list of foods I am drawn to make, or eat for that matter, but as soon as I saw this one I knew it would be an exception. And not only that, I knew we would love it – and we really did! This has to be one of the best new recipes I have tried in a while. I was hoping to have the leftovers for lunch the next day, but there weren’t any. Andrew loved it so much, I think he actually ate more than me. I’ve already made it twice in two weeks, which I almost never do – I call that a winner!
It’s definitely quick enough for a weeknight, and can easily be adapted to suit your own tastes. I’m sure it would be great with some black beans, corn, and/or minced jalapeños mixed in. However, we love it so much the way it is, I doubt I’ll be making any changes. Half of the tortilla chips are mixed in while the rest of the ingredients are cooking, to soften them and add substance. The other half are added at the end, just before sticking the whole thing under the broiler so that they stay on the crispier side and add texture. I just can’t say enough good things about this dinner, and I know it will be a frequent repeater in our house.