*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            SOUTHWEST CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CRUST-----
    1 1/2   c            Tortilla chips, finely
                         Crushed
      1/3   c            Butter, melted
                         -----FILLING-----
    1       lb           Ground beef
   16       oz           Cream cheese
    2                    Eggs
    2       c            Cheddar cheese, shredded
    1       cn           Refried beans
    4       oz           Green chilies, chopped
    1       tb           Chili powder
    1       tb           Dried onion
    1       tb           Cilantro, chopped
      1/2   ts           Oregano
    1       t            Garlic, chopped
                         -----TOPPING-----
    1 1/2   c            Sour cream
                         Green onions, chopped
                         Tomatoes, chopped
                         Red pepper, chopped
                         Black olives, chopped
                         Jalapeno, chopped, optional
                         Salsa
 
   Crust:  Heat oven to 325F.  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.
  
 
 
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