Created by Kittencal on October 22, 2011
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Set oven rack to lowest position. Prepare a large baking sheet to place under the pan to catch any spills.
Step 2: Grease a 10-inch round cake pan or round casserole dish.
Step 3: In a skillet cook the beef with garlic, onion and jalapeno pepper until no longer pink; drain fat then continue cooking stirring until the meat is lightly browned (this may take about 12-15 minutes to brown) .
Step 4: Mix in 1/2 a package of the taco seasoning mix; cook stirring for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. If you want you can add in the remaining half of the seasoning.
Step 5: Place one tortilla into the bottom of the pan. Spoon 1/3 of the jar of semi-drained salsa over the tortilla, then sprinkle 1/3 of the ground beef mixture over salsa.
Step 6: Using a teaspoon dollup 1/3 of the sour cream over the beef then spread out using a spoon (the sour cream doesn’t have to cover the beef completely and go easy on the sour cream you don’t need to much or it will be too rich).
Step 7: Sprinkle 1/3 of the chilies over the sour cream then 1/3 (1/2 cup) of the shredded cheese.
Step 8: Repeat two more times (for the last layer do not sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese on top, you will add on after cooking).
Step 9: Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes; uncover and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes or until hot and heated all the way through.
Step 10: Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes to melt the cheese.
Step 11: After the cheese has melted sprinkle the top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.
Step 12: Slice into wedges then serve.