My mother, of Mexican descent, is a fantastic cook. You see, it is in her blood.
(Pictured above is my mother with her brothers and sisters and cousins..she is in the front on the right)
So my mother raised us on delicious Mexican dishes that she had learned to make from her parents. And did she teach me how to make those Mexican dishes?
(My mom in her 'latin-lover' look... in her prime.)
No. Growing up, the kitchen was my mother's domain. There were four girls in our family and my mother never really taught us to cook. My poor DH had to suffer through years of trial and error, until I could figure it out how to do more than boil water! I still don't cook like a true "Latina", but I do ok. And I know how to get to the nearest Del Taco when we want some decent Mexican food!
Here's an recipe you might enjoy. It's a very American-ized Enchilada Casserole, and a family favorite.
1 1/2 lbs ground beef, browned, drained
10 oz. can enchilada (I like "mild" LaVictoria brand)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 dozen corn tortillas, torn
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Combine ground beef, sauce, and soups in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.
In a greased 13x9 baking pan, layer half of the tortillas, half of the meat mixture and half of the cheese.