Friday, February 18, 2011

Mexican Haystack

Meal In A Dish

We all love food and this is a recipe I tried solely because of it's name. It sounded so appealing and intrigueing that it went on my list of must make recipes. Since it is a one pot meal, it's a great time saver, looks good and is economical to boot. Mexican Haystack is as delicious as it sounds and has become a hot favourite for spur of the moment parties.
The Recipe
3/4 cups crushed salt biscuits; 2 cups cooked rice; 500gms mince
1 large onion; chopped ½ cup tomato puree;1/4 cup water; seasoning to taste (chilli powder, chilli flakes, cayenne pepper, oregano, crushed garlic, jeera- powder, pepper powder); salt and pepper to taste; 1 cup shredded lettuce; 1 large tomato, diced; 1tbsp butter;1/8 cup maida; 1 cup milk; 1 soup cube.
50gms Amul Cheese; olives and corn chips.
Crush the salt biscuits and place at bottom of an oiled casserole dish. Spread rice on top. Cook mince,onion, tomato puree, seasoning with water until thick, simmering for 15-20 minutes. Spoon over rice. Sprinkle with lettuce and tomatoes.
Melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and soup cube. Bring to a boil; cook until thick.. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted.
Pour over the tomatoes. Top with crushed corn chips, grated Amul cheese and olives. Serve as a one pot meal.

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