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Spicy Mexican Torte

Rated as 4.35 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great recipe my husband loves to make - it's a whole meal in it self and very simple to put together. Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole if desired."
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1 h 10 m servings 682
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a large skillet or frying pan, cook chorizo, onion and garlic over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is done. Drain off grease, stir in chilies and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch pie plate.
  3. Place 2 tortillas in pie plate. Spread half of the sausage mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Place 2 tortillas on top of cheese. Spread with beans. Place 2 tortillas on beans and place peppers on tortillas. Place 2 tortillas on top of peppers. Spread with remaining sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more, or until cheese is melted and center is hot. Cool 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 682 calories; 38.7 51.7 30.4 90 2074 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was good! Pay attention to the instructions since it neglected to tell you about the second layer of beans.

Most helpful critical review

If you follow it as written the charizo completely over powers all the other flavors and is very salty; using the two tortillas with each layer makes it really hard to cut. My family and I love...

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This was good! Pay attention to the instructions since it neglected to tell you about the second layer of beans.

This was GREAT! I used two tortillas on the bottom and only one between the other layers. I probably will only use one on the bottom next time. I also omitted the red pepper, and it turned out j...

This recipe is great. I used turkey sausage to omit some of the fat; turned-out great!

I gave the basic recipe 4 stars, as I always change things as I try them, based on our preferences. Anyhow, I cooked the chorizo with the garlic and onions, then when almost done, I added a can...

I 1st have to give out a shout to "mauigirl" for emailing me this recipe when she found out I was making the "Tweaked Homemade Chorizo"recipe from the site...I totally am glad I made this. It wa...

I have a healthier version from a long ago Family Circle recipe. It's meatless, which is great for going vegetarian. I've been making it for years, and my picky daughter liked it too. Prehea...

I've been looking for this recipe for weeks (I had this a long time ago). Anyway I made this for Cinco de Mayo and it is so good! I used an 8" cake pan with 2" high sides and it fit in there ni...

Awesome! I made this for dinner last night and my husband and I both loved it! He quickly packed up the leftovers and declared them to be "his lunch for tomorrow". I always try to make a re...

This was fabulous! I only layered one tortilla at a time since they were lo carb and very filling, used two different cheeses, cheddar and hot pepper, and loads of roasted red peppers. This is...