Rep. Michelle Bachman's "Polar Vortex-Mex Hotdish" recipe - KMSP-TV

Rep. Michelle Bachman's "Polar Vortex-Mex Hotdish" recipe

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Rep.Michele Bachman's recipe for her "Polar Vortex-Mex Hotdish" can be found here.

Ingredients:

- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 1 link of chorizo, chopped
- 3 cups of tater tots
- 4 oz black beans
- 4 oz Green Giant corn
- 1 large onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 poblano pepper
- 1 serrano pepper
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup of beef broth
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp of ketchup
- 1 tbsp of mustard
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp ancho chili powder
- ½ cup of Land O Lakes cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of Land O Lakes Monterrey Jack cheese
- 2 tbsp crumbled queso fresco

Chili Sauce Ingredients (Optional)

- 1 (4 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 glove minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp instant minced onion
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tbsp paprika
- 1/4 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

1. In a large pot brown the chorizo, ground beef and pork with 1 tbsp olive oil

2. Dry mixture: in a separate bowl, mix together all spices

3. Wet mixture: in a separate bowl, combine ketchup, tomato sauce, paste, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and half of the beef broth

4. Sauté chopped onion, bell peppers, poblano, serrano, jalapeno and until caramelized, then add garlic

5. Stir black beans and corn into caramelized mixture

6. Add the dry mixture, and stir until evenly coated

7. Reintroduce beef, pork, and chorizo

8. Stir in the wet mixture, bring to a simmer, cover and reduce for about 30 minutes.

9. Add remainder of beef broth and reduce for another 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes

10. Pre-heat oven to 425, cook tater tots for 20 minutes, season with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper

11. In baking dish pour meat mixture and spread evenly; cover with layers of cheese and tater tots

12. Bake for 20 minutes

*Optional: drizzle homemade chili sauce, crumble queso fresco, and chopped cilantro over top and serve

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