16 ounces sour cream
(mixed with 1 tablespoon chili powder)
3 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded,
3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 1/2 cups pepper
jack cheese, shredded and divided (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
In large saucepan, cook turkey or beef until brown. (If using beef, drain well.)
Add taco seasoning mix, garlic, cayenne pepper and hot water. Simmer uncovered
for 10 minutes or until water evaporates. Set aside.
Place 6 tortillas in bottom of lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan, overlapping and
extending up edges slightly.
Layer in the following order: 1 cup salsa (spread evenly over tortillas), 1/2
meat mixture (about 2 cups), 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, 1 cup
Cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, lightly scattered.
Repeat layers starting again with 4-6 tortillas, salsa, meat, sour cream and
2 1/2 cups cheese. Place 4-6 tortillas and remaining salsa on top.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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