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                             MEXICALI PASTA PIE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Pasta
                 Mexican                          Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Ground Pork
                         -rinsed, seeded, and chopped
      1/2   ts           Ground Cumin
      1/4   ts           Garlic Powder
                         -(optional)
                         -ounces)
                         1
                         -ounces uncooked)
    2       tb           Butter or margarine
                         -drained
    4       oz           Can Green Chili Peppers,
    1       t            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Ground Coriander
      3/4   c            Corn Chips, slightly crushed
      1/2   c            Shredded Cheddar Cheese (2
    1                    Med. Chopped Onion
                         ti (6 -- ¥
      1/3   c            Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1       c            Cream-style Cottage Cheese,
 
   Crumble ground meat into a 2-quart casserole. Add
   onion.
   
   Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 5 to 6 minutes,
   or till meat is no longer pink, stirring once to break
   up. Drain off fat.
   
   Stir in UNDRAINED tomatoes, tomato paste, flour, and
   seasoning.
   
   Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 7 to 8 minutes
   or till mixture is thickened and bubbly, stirring
   once. Set aside.
   
   Stir together beaten eggs, hot cooked spaghetti, and
   butter/margarine. Form spaghetti mixture in a “crust”
   in a greased 10-inch pie plate. Cover with clear
   plastic wrap.
   
   Micro-cook spaghetti crust on 50% power for 5 1/2 to 6
   1/2 minutes or till crust is just set, giving dish a
   half-turn after 3 minutes. Spoon cottage cheese over
   bottom of crust.
   
   Spread meat mixture atop cottage cheese.
   
   Micro-cook, uncovered, for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or till
   hot, giving dish a half-turn after 1 1/2 minutes.
   
   Sprinkle with topping; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into
   wedges to serve.
   
   Makes 6 servings
   
   Source: “BH&G Microwave Recipes Made Easy”, copyright
   1982
  
 
 
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