Free Recipe Mexicali Pasta Pie

Recipe Type: Free Casserole Recipes
Recipe Preparation: cook
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Mexicali Pasta Pie Recipe

1 lb Ground Pork
1 7.5 ounce Can
4 oz Can Green Chili Peppers,
-Tomatoes, cut up
-rinsed, seeded, and chopped 6
oz Can Tomato Paste
1 ts Sugar
1 tb All-Purpose Flour
1/2 ts Ground Cumin
2 Beaten Eggs
1/4 ts Ground Coriander
3 c Hot Cooked Spaghetti (6
1/4 ts Garlic Powder
-ounces uncooked)
3/4 c Corn Chips, slightly crushed
1/3 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
-(optional) 2
tb Butter or margarine
1/2 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese (2
1 c Cream-style Cottage Cheese,
1 Med. Chopped Onion

Mexicali Pasta Pie Preparation

Crumble ground meat into a 2-quart casserole. Add onion. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 5 to 6 minutes, or till meat is no longer pink, stirring once to break up. Drain off fat. Stir in UNDRAINED tomatoes, tomato paste, flour, and seasoning. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 7 to 8 minutes or till mixture is thickened and bubbly, stirring once. Set aside. Stir together beaten eggs, hot cooked spaghetti, and butter/margarine. Form spaghetti mixture in a crust in a greased 10-inch pie plate. Cover with clear plastic wrap. Micro-cook spaghetti crust on 50% power for 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 minutes or till crust is just set, giving dish a half-turn after 3 minutes. Spoon cottage cheese over bottom of crust. Spread meat mixture atop cottage cheese. Micro-cook, uncovered, for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or till hot, giving dish a half-turn after 1 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle with topping; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve. Makes 6 servings Source: BH&G Microwave Recipes Made Easy , copyright 1982

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