For those of you into gluten and dairy - check out my original recipe here.
I LOVE Mexican food and so does the rest of my family, but it's fun to change it up a bit.  This dish is definitely a change from the ordinary taco, burrito or enchilada  - think of lasagna, Mexican style.  Sounds delicious, right?  Don't believe me - try it!  You and your family will love it just as much as we do. 

15 minutes
55 minutes
1 hr 10 minutes

  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, casings removed and sausage crumbled (make your own, here)
  • 1 C chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (4oz) can chopped green chile peppers, drained
  • 8 tortillas (if we don't make them ourselves, we use these)
  • 2 C shredded Pepper Jack Cheese alternative
  • 1 (16oz) can refried beans
  • 1 (7oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained
Ingredients to make homemade Chorizo
Feel free to change this recipe to your liking.  We've changed it over the years to whatever we want in the moment.  Change out the Chorizo, for seasoned hamburger or turkey.  Change out refried beans for pinto or black beans.  Don't like roasted peppers, just exclude them.  Change it up and share your favorite
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 10" deep cast iron pan.
  • In another large cast iron pan, cook chorizo, onion and garlic over medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is done.  Drain off grease, stir in chile peppers and set aside.
  • Place 2 tortillas in deep pan.  Spread half of the sausage mixture over tortillas.  Sprinkle with half of the "cheese."  Place 2 tortillas on top of cheese.  Spread with beans.  Place 2 tortillas on beans and place roasted red peppers on tortillas.  Place 2 tortillas on top of peppers.  Spread with remaining sausage mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining "cheese."
  • Cover and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 more minutes, or until "cheese" is melted and center is hot.  Cool 10 minutes before cutting.

*Sometimes cutting through all the layers is a struggle, but it's worth it.  That bottom layer of crispy tortilla is too good, especially the next day :)


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