Pedro’s Special

Fun Food Friday!  Friday night dinners are
just meant to be casual and more fun.
  Pizza and tacos come to mind. This recipe is very 
easy for a Friday Fun Food night. It’s another 
Peg Bracken  recipe from her popular and 
funny 1960 The I Hate To Cook book
Imagine a recipe that’s 55 years old!
 Gather all ingredients
 Brown the beef with the onion and garlic.
 Add the tomato sauce. Rinse out Fill the can 
with about 1/3 of water and rinse out to add.
 Add chili powder, oregano and beans including 
the liquid in the can.
 Add half the beef mixture to the bottom of
 a sprayed casserole.
 Top with half the corn chips.
 Top with remaining beef mixture.
 Top with remaining corn chips. Cover with foil.
Bake @350º for 35 minutes. Remove foil and
bake another 10 minutes.
Strew the shredded lettuce and chopped
 onion on top, for that Olde-Tyme Mexicali look. 
Pass additional toppings.
Very good with my Redneck (Beer) Margaritas. 

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 8-oz can tomato sauce + 1/3 can water, or broth
to rinse out the can
1/4 t oregano
2 T chili powder
1 16-oz can kidney or pinto beans with liquid
1 medium-sized bag corn chips, about 9-oz
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
chopped onion
chopped tomato
sour cream
Brown the ground beef along with the onion 
and garlic. Stir in the tomato sauce, water,
oregano, and chili powder. Add beans. Spray a
 9×13 casserole and layer with half the meat
 mixture, then half the chips, remaining meat
mixture, and remaining chips. Cover with foil.
 Bake @350º for 35 minutes. Uncover and
 bake another 10 minutes. Strew the shredded
 lettuce and chopped onion on top.
Pass additional toppings. 

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