Last night I made Mexican tortilla cheese skillet pie. I kinda invented the recipe but adapted it from some skillet enchilada recipes from online. I will try and share the inspirational recipes I adapted it from. The biggest difference is that I did not use enchilada sauce. Some recipes call this a Mexican lasagna, and it resembled that more than a pie.
I started by cooking ground beef with some chili seasonings, diced tomatoes in juice, salt and pepper and diced onion. It smelled like a really good chili on the stove, if I would have had any beans I would have added some to it. I reduced the tomato juice and meat grease until you could not see any liquid in the pan.
Then I assembled ingredients. I made a mix of sour cream and local salsa in a bowl on the counter. Then I filled two bowls with some cheese, one with mozzarella and the other with a Mexican 3 cheese blend. I then heated up 4 tortillas and set them aside in my cake pan-tortilla warmer.
To assemble the lasagna, I started with a layer of meat mix, then I covered one side of a tortilla with the sour cream salsa sauce, then I placed the tortilla sauce side down unto the meat mix, then I added layers of cheese. Over the cheese I added more meat and repeated the procedure until I used all the tortillas. 4 fit perfectly inside the skillet. I covered it and cooked it on the stove until the cheese melted.
Another large difference to my skillet lasagna compared to others is that I cooked the whole thing on the stove. As I do not have a working oven yet. Most people put the skillet into the oven to melt the cheese, but it worked just fine on the stove top.
After the cheese melted, I let the pie cool for a while so that I could cut pie slices out of it. I was really happy when I cut into it and found my layers to be perfectly constructed. I took a few pictures and everyone loved it. We all but finished one piece of the pie and it was really filling. My son called it a mexican cheese pie, but I think that I will call it a lasagna for the title.
Here are a few pictures of how it turned out.