I'm afraid I might have lost a few blog readers after posting that last recipe. It is a bit bland - I actually prayed that the folks who tried it would be filled with the spirit and have great success! Sometimes dumplings are not very cooperative. My husband claims I never make a duplicate dumpling. They all taste different.
Anyway, here is a recipe that will put some zing in your step (and fire in your belly). You southerners will love it - or maybe it is already a staple in your kitchen. When I gave up writing for five years I decided cooking was the next best thing. I had to take up walking as well. All that eating is hard on the waistline. I have a terrible penchant for disregarding portion sizes.
KING RANCH CHICKEN
1/4 cup butter
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can 10 oz Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
12 corn tortillas, cut in halves or fourths
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup chicken broth
Heat oven to 325'. Cook pepper and onion in melted butter till tender. Add soups, Ro*Tel, chicken broth and chicken. Mix well. In 9x13 pan layer tortillas, soup mixture and cheese - repeating layers three times. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes till bubbly. Let cool a few minutes. Garnish with fresh avacados, sour cream, black olives, etc.
Serves 8 but this is an outright lie. In my house it serves 3-4 as we eat like pigs! I know gluttony is a sin but it seems like it should be ranked near the bottom, especially when it comes to this here recipe.
God bless and good eating!