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Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon margarine
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 corn tortillas, buttered
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup water

Instructions

Brown meat, onion and garlic in margarine. Drain. Add tomato sauce, olives, chili powder, salt and pepper. In a round 2-quart casserole, alternate layers of tortillas, meat sauce and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top. Pour water at edge of casserole into bottom. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove cover and allow to stand 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4 to 6.

Connie Archer
Rock Island



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