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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dorito Casserole

Dorito Casserole                    

Yeah. You read that right. DORITO casserole! The oh-so-yummy-super-cheesy-chips-that-leave-an-orange-coating-on-your-fingers-that-you-have-to-lick-them-off Doritos. Now, you are probably totally intrigued or grossed out but you know you're curious (much like a bad accident on the side of a freeway!) 

This casserole is definitely not for the calorie counter (though you can substitute items to make them "healthier".) And may I also suggest, if you plan on making this buy an extra bag of Doritos because I have found that once the bag is open little fingers can't keep their hands out of them. Big fingers too. My husband ate some of the Doritos I had put to the side for the casserole topping. Trust me, he got a scolding! The proof is in the picture. Do you see any Doritos on top? Nooooo.....(though there are probably a few under the mound of cheese!)

Kids enjoy helping with this casserole. Ask them to crush the Doritos for you. But then look for the double-dipping that will most likely occur (crush Doritos, lick fingers. Crush Doritos, lick fingers. Yeah, don't have them help if you are feeding the casserole to people other than your own family!)

Anyways. Here's the recipe. I got the original recipe here but I add a pound of cooked ground turkey. Lots of different ways to alter it to your liking!

Casserole Ingredients:
" 1 large 13-ounce package of Doritos (save 2 cups for casserole topping)
" 2 tbsp. onion, grated
" 1 10-ounce can of chili with beans
" 10- to 15-ounce enchilada sauce
" 8-ounce can tomato sauce
" 1½ cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
" optional - 1 lb ground turkey
Topping Ingredients:
" 2 cups Doritos
" 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
" 1¼ cups sour cream
Casserole Directions:
 " optional - cook 1 lb ground turkey. Set aside and let cool.
" Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
" Crumble 6 cups of Doritos with your hands into a large mixing bowl.
" Add the onion, the chili, the enchilada sauce, tomato sauce and 1½ cups of cheddar cheese to the crumbled Doritos (also add 1 lb ground turkey). Stir with a rubber spatula to combine. Place mixture into an 8½ x 11-inch oven-proof casserole dish.
" Bake for 20 minutes.
" Remove from the oven. Spread the sour cream over the top of the casserole with a large spoon or rubber spatula. Top with remaining 2 cups Doritos. Then sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese.
" Bake for another five minutes and serve. 

The casserole reheats well but may I suggest adding some fresh Doritos to the top for the crunch factor. That is, if you have any Doritos left. 

By the way - I have made this for play dates and while people make little snippy comments, there is never any leftovers! As a matter of fact when I made it last night both my kids cleaned their plates and my husband went back for THIRDS (which is very unusual!) 


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