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I used a recipe called Slow Cooker-Creamy Chicken Taco Soup via Tips From a Typical Mom Blog. Only I cooked it normally on top of the stove. Delicious recipe!
Colombian Arepa's made with Pan Harina white pre-cooked cornmeal, salt, water, and cheese - my original photos are from 2009, with my daughter-in-law's sister, Lety. Tonight my daughter-in-law made the Arepa's. Authentic Colombian Arepa's use Queso Campesino cheese, which is unavailable here in the US, we used medium cheddar instead. Delicioso, with the Creamy Chicken Taco Soup.
I honestly don't know, can't remember, what came over me to turn a perfectly good pot of soup into a casserole...Maybe the thought of all that cheese - had to have been. I've been craving it all day long, well, not actually craving it but EATING it. Yep. Okay, so you take your normal chicken taco soup recipe, cook as directed, THEN add a can of refried beans and a WHOLE 16 oz. package of your favorite shredded cheese...Don't assume this is 2 cups of cheese, like I would, no, it takes a lot of lightweight shredded cheese to make a 16 oz. package of it, more like 4 cups. Or more. So, I was on the line of thinking what would THICKEN the soup to make it a casserole.
Now, spread a bit of the "soup" in the bottom of a big flat casserole dish, I'm thinking somewhere around a 12"x18" size dish. Layer corn tortillas over the soup and up the sides of the pan, add a layer of cheese (light layer) :) more tortillas, more soup, cheese, use it all up, then add tortillas and more, you guessed it-cheese on top.
Optional: If you have some tortilla chips, crush up about 2 cups and sprinkle on top.
Optional: I had some leftover Velveeta/Rotel/Sausage CHEESE Dip, and I spooned 1 tablespoon over each corn tortilla.
Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly around the edges and the cheese is melted and tortilla chips are nice and golden brown.
Serve with chopped lettuce, Sula, sour cream, or ranch dressing on top of each serving, and more tortilla chips, or whatever you like. Heck add more cheese!!! Woohoo!
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