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                             SALSA CHEESE BAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    Cloves garlic,
                         -finely chopped
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
   12       oz           Salsa
    4       oz           Chopped green chilies,
                         -drained
    2       tb           Raisins
      1/4   ts           Ground cinnamon
      1/8   ts           Ground cloves
            ds           Ground cumin
      1/2   lb           Bulk Italian sausage
   16       oz           Monterey jack cheese, cut
                         -into 1/4-inch slices
      1/4   c            Sliced pimiento-stuffed
                         -olives
   12       oz           Round tortilla chips
 
   Cook and stir garlic in oil in 1-quart saucepan until
   garlic is brown, about 1 minute. Stir in salsa,
   chilies, raisins, cinnamon, cloves and cumin. Heat to
   boiling, stirring occasionally, reduce heat. Simmer
   uncovered, stirring occasionally, until mixture is
   slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Cook and stir
   sausage in 10-inch skillet until brown; drain. Stir in
   1 cup of the salsa mixture.
   
   Place half of the cheese slices in single layer in
   ungreased 1-quart shallow casserole or pie plate, 9 x
   1 1/4 inches. Spoon sausage mixture over cheese slices
   in casserole; top with remaining cheese slices.
   
   Bake uncovered in 400F oven until cheese is melted, 8
   to 10 minutes. Heat remaining salsa mixture and the
   olives until hot; pour over cheese. Serve with
   tortilla chips. 15 servings; 295 calories per serving.
   
   Source: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, 6th Edition
  
 
 
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