Monday, November 9, 2009

Chalupas-a family favorite!

My family has been making this recipe for years, i'm not sure where it came from or why we call them chalupas, since they are more of a mexican casserole. But we love them. Whenever I ask Brent for meal suggestions, he always says Chalupas first. They are delicious

1 c. chopped onion
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 c. Tomato soup
1 1/2. c. light cream
1 1/2. c. Cheddar cheese
Saute the onion in butter until soft, add ground beef and cook until brown. Add flour, and chili powder and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 c. water, and soup. Simmer until thickened, add cream (I have also substituted milk and it turns out fine, but the cream gives it a yummy richness, of course :)...simmer a few more minutes. Consistency should not be runny. In a greased 9x13 layers tortillas, meat mixture and cheese, (like a lasagna) Bake at 325 until cheese is bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. Hi- what kind of tortillas do you use? Corn or flour?