May 5, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Taco Cake

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

This Mexican celebration is a huge deal here in San Antonio so I thought I would make a meal worthy of such a party! This easy to assemble casserole is made with tortillas layered with rice, beans, cheese, and salsa chicken or pork. Cut into "cake slices" and serve sprinkled with toppings!



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Ingredients: 

  • 5 large burrito sized tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked meat {I like shredded chicken or pork carnitas}
  • 1 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Mexican rice, cooked
  • 1 cup refried beans, warmed 
  • sliced olives, for garnish
  • tortilla strips, for garnish
  • sour cream, for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 1/4 cup salsa to the bottom of an 8X8 baking dish. Spread to cover.
  3. Pour remaining salsa into bowl of pork and stir to coat. 
  4. Spread a tortilla with refried beans and place in the baking dish. 
  5. Top with a scoop of rice, spreading to cover. 
  6. Next, add a couple spoonfuls of pork then top with a handful of cheese.
  7. Repeat these steps four more times. 
  8. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and cake is heated through.
  9. Top with a sprinkle of sliced olives, tortilla strips, and a drizzle of sour cream if desired.
  10. Cut into portions and serve warm. 
Set up an assembly station and get ready to make a cake like no other! 
Add 1/4 cup salsa to the bottom of an 8X8 baking dish. Spread to cover.
Pour remaining salsa into bowl of pork and stir to coat. 
Spread a tortilla with refried beans and place in the baking dish. 
Top with a scoop of rice, spreading to cover. 
Next, add a couple spoonfuls of pork then top with a handful of cheese.
Repeat these steps four more times. 
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cheese should be melted and cake heated through.
Top with a sprinkle of sliced olives, tortilla strips, and a drizzle of sour cream if desired.
Slice and serve!

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2 comments:

  1. Fun idea, my kids would have a blast assembling (and eating) these!

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  2. Looks like something my brother would love. He's crazy about tacos

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