How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • If using corn tortillas, cut them into thin strips about 1/2 inch thick, and place them onto a baking sheet. Toss them with some vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray and season them with salt and ground pepper. Pop them into the oven and cook until crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water up to a boil over high heat. Salt the water then add the noodles and cook to package instructions.
  • Place a large skillet over medium high heat with a tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Brown the meat, then add in the onion, 4 cloves grated garlic and 2 jalapeños, and cook until tender.
  • Season the meat and veggies with chili powder, coriander, cumin and tomato paste. Let the meat mixture cook for a minute or two with the spices, then add the beer and let that cook down for about 4-5 minutes. Reserve.
  • While the meat is cooking, make the cheese sauce: In a saucepot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and give it a stir to combine with the butter. Cook for a minute or so then whisk in the milk. Cook until thickened.
  • Drain the can of tomatoes with chilies and add them to the thickened milk mixture. Fold in 2 1/2 cups cheese and the reserved noodles. Season with salt and pepper, and reserve.
  • In another saucepot, heat up the can of refried beans with a little bit of water.
  • To build the casserole, spread the beef mixture out in the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with the refried beans and finish it off with the mac and cheeses and the remaining cheese. Pop the casserole into the oven and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • While the casserole is baking, make the salsa: Mix the plum tomatoes, remaining jalapeño peppers, red onion and cilantro in a small bowl. Season with salt, lime zest and juice, and reserve.
  • For the guacamole sour cream, scoop the flesh of the avocados into the bowl of a food processor and add the sour cream, lemon juice, remaining 2 cloves grated garlic and hot sauce. Process until creamy.
  • Once the casserole comes out of the oven, top it with the crispy corn strips and shredded iceberg lettuce. Top with the salsa, then the guacamole sour cream and finally the chopped olives with pimientos and scallions.

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    As I read through this recipe my mouth began to water & I kwew I had to make this real soon. a very big 5 forks for this one.
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  • lizzconn 14 years ago
    Hey there Joyce! I knew EXACTLY what it meant!!! I've used it many times myself!

    I'm really enjoying getting to know you! Oi! Oi! Oi!
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  • 22566 14 years ago
    I have been ask to explain Oi Oi Oi...

    So here goes...

    It is not a derogatory statement,it is used in yorkshire to mean..Hey,like Hey you, the Aussies use it as meaning charming charming chariming,used primarily in Britain and Ireland,and as a chant at Football,Rugby and Cricket games,and,some political rallies,there is a punk band.If you were offend,I apologize.

    Kindest of Regards

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  • 22566 14 years ago
    As a rock band would sing...Oi Oi Oi

    This sounds GREAT!

    Thank-you for this very delicious sounding recipe.

    Wishing you a nice week.

    Kind Regards

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