December 6, 2008

MEXICAN HOT DISH

8 oz. fresh mushrooms, cleaned & sliced
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp. butter
2 lbs. very lean ground beef
1 qt. tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. chili powder
Few drops of Tabasco
2 cans corn or 1 qt. home canned corn, drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, don't drain
10 broken taco shells or fritos

(Makes a full 9 x 13 inch pan.) Brown mushrooms, garlic and onions in butter. Set aside. Brown beef just enough to take pink out. Spread on the bottom of 9 x 12 inch baking pan. Combine onion mushroom mixture with tomato sauce, seasonings, spices and corn and beans. Pour over meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with fritos or broken taco shells and bake 10 minutes longer.

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