Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hatch Casserole

Vintage Cookout Invitation from NeatoKeen on etsy

It's that time of year! Neighborhood cookouts and for a few short weeks fresh Hatch chile peppers are available. When I pointed this out to my better half his creative juices began to flow and the recipe that follows is the result. 

Hatch Chile Peppers


8 - 10 Hatch Peppers

8 - 10 Jalapeno Peppers
4 Crisp Corn Tostada Shells
4 Corn Tortillas
1 Pound Chorizo, Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
1 Medium Container of Crumbled Feta Cheese
2 Cups of cooked Quinoa
1 Large Can Enchilada Sauce
1 Large Container Pico De Gallo Salsa
1 Large Can Refried Beans
1 Pkg Shredded Mexican or Pepper Jack Cheese
sour cream or Greek yogurt

Grill Roast Peppers, let cool and peel the skins, half lengthwise and clean out seeds. You may want to wear kitchen gloves while handling the peppers.

Brown the Chorizo, Ground Beef or Ground Turkey,  season to taste with cumin and/or taco seasoning if using just Ground Beef or Turkey. Cool and mix with Feta Cheese and Quinoa.

Spread Layer of Refried Beans on 4 Crisp Corn Tostada Shells
Place each shell in bottom of 9 inch baking pan forming 1st layer(Bean side down).
Place Layer of Roasted Hatch Peppers on top of Shells
Layer Half of Chorizo, Beef or Turkey mixture
Layer Half of Enchilada Sauce
Layer Half of Pico De Gallo Salsa
Spread all evenly in the pan.

Spread Layer of Refried Beans on 4 Corn Tortillas,  
Place Tortillas on top of last Pico De Gallo Salsa layer.(Bean side down)
Repeat with layer of mixed Hatch Peppers and Jalapeno Peppers
Repeat layer of Chorizo, Beef or Turkey Mixture
Repeat layer of Enchilada Sauce
Repeat layer of Pico De Gallo Salsa
Spread all evenly in the pan

Bake in oven for 30 Minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes. Let set and cool for 5 minutes and serve with a dollop of Sour Cream or Greek yogurt. 

Warms up great in the microwave
It was delectable and everyone at the cookout loved it! Other great seasonal dishes at the cookout included fried green tomatoes, blackberry cobbler and blackberry mojitos. All of the goodies, grilled chicken, a candlelit game of LRC and great company made for an unforgettable evening!

Oh, and, I gotta let the hubby in the kitchen more often!

Kiss the Cook Wall Decal by Stephen Edward Graphics on etsy

Linda <><


  1. Sounds great! My husband would love the spice of it! Pinned!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my vintage invites! This casserole looks amazing!

  3. It sounds like a Hispanic lasagna. It sure looks yummy!!