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Southwest Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

  • Crust

    • 1 1/2 cup tortilla chips, finely
    • 1 crushed
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted

  • Filling

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 16 oz cream cheese
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1 can refried beans
    • 4 oz green chilies, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried onion
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

  • Topping

    • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1 green onion, chopped
    • 1 tomatoe, chopped
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 1 black olive, chopped
    • 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
    • salsa

Directions:

Crust:

Heat oven to 325 F. Stir 1 1/2 cups finely crushed tortilla chips into 5 tbsp. melted butter. Press into bottom of 9-inch spring form pan and bake for 15 minutes.

Filling:

Beat with mixer, 2 - 8 oz. pkgs of cream cheese, 2 eggs and seasonings. Add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 - 4 oz. can chopped green chilies, drained. Brown 1 lb. ground beef, drain. Mix with 1 can refried beans.

Spread cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Spread ground beef mixture over cream cheese layer. Place pan back in oven for 30 minutes.

Topping:

Spread sour cream over baked cheesecake and refrigerate 3 hours. Top with chopped green onions, tomoatoes, red or yellow bell peppers, black olives, jalapeno peppers, optional and salsa. Unmold and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings


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