A Southern Grace: ole! (chinet giveaway numero uno)

September 20, 2013

ole! (chinet giveaway numero uno)

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I have high standards. I know this to be true, mostly because I've been told as much by several people who know me well. I don't think it's a bad quality, but it does leave me open to disappointment more often than not. It's also pretty difficult to impress me.


For those reasons, when I tell you that Chinet Bakeware® baking pans are an awesome option for baking anything, you can rest assured that it's true. These are the first disposable baking dishes that let you take your food from oven to table to freezer to microwave, all in one attractive, non-stick pan. They're sturdy and dependable no matter what you're making, and not only do they look good, but you don't have to worry about doing dishes or ever accidentally leaving your favorite pan behind. It's important to note that they can only be used at temperatures up to 400 degrees F, so no broiling is allowed. That's a small qualm and frankly, the only one I can find.


My first test of the bakeware was with one of my go-to dishes, Mexican lasagna. This is simply a twist on an Italian favorite, with layers of beans, corn, chicken, peppers, cilantro, and cheese separated by tortillas instead of noodles and moistened by enchilada sauce instead of marinara sauce. I make it often and it never lasts long. If you're looking for a fun, tasty, pleasing dish to serve for something like a board game night or Sunday football gathering, this is a great option!


I think my favorite aspect about the bakeware (aside from the fact that there was no pan with stuck-on gunk superglued to it to wash) is that you don't even have to use a pot holder when it's been out of the oven for a few minutes (or maybe at all...I was too chicken to try)--so exciting! If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, leave a comment on this post telling me your go-to dish to please a crowd. If your comment is randomly picked, you'll win a full set of Chinet Bakeware®! I'll leave the comments open for a week and close them next Friday, September 27th. Good luck--I've no doubt that these will become a staple in your home once you give them a try!


LasaƱa Mexicana
Makes 5-6 hearty servings
Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts, poached and shredded or cut into chunks
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed and drained again
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained well
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can enchilada sauce (you can go with 10 ounces if you like it a little less soupy)
  • 5-6 taco-size tortillas
  • 2 cups pepper or Monterey jack cheese
Directions:
Combine shredded chicken, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes with chiles, diced pepper, cilantro, salt, and spices in large bowl; mix well.
Spread some enchilada sauce in the bottom of a greased 2-quart casserole dish (like the Chinet Bakeware® large oval pan!). Cover the sauce with 1-1/2 or 2 tortillas. Add a third of the chicken-vegetable mixture; spread out evenly. Sprinkle with cheese, then add a third of the remaining enchilada sauce. Repeat those layers two more times. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. You can remove the foil for the last few minutes to brown the cheese and get the exposed tortilla crunchy.


Disclosure: While Chinet did provide me with a stipend and their terrific bakeware free of charge, the opinions in this post are all mine. I can't be bribed.

33 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely bakeware. That lasagna mexicana looks comforting and scrumptious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Foodycat said...

I wonder if that bakeware is available here? It looks like just the thing for dishes for new mothers etc.

Angie Schneider said...

Your lasagna looks super duper delicious, Grace.

Blond Duck said...

I want this tonight!

bellini said...

These would be perfect for potlucks. I am really into pumpkin stuffing squares lately.

Jenn said...

Bringing this to the next potluck I go to, and trying this bakeware (if I can find it here). Perfect for me, since I'm notorious for forgetting things (just ask). Enjoy your weekend! ; - )

ytsmom said...

It's an old recipe that appeals to the German and Czech heritage of my family. It is basically sauerkraut, bacon, sugar and tomato soup with some onion and celery thrown in for good measure. It has to bake for quite a while and the tomato 'spits' all over the baking dish.

Ally said...

That looks like the perfect bakeware for lazy girls like me, I hate washing bakeware with stuck-on crud!

My go to dishes for a crowd are usually spanakopita or greek quiche.

Rosita Vargas said...

Una realizaciĆ³n perfecta se ve muy rico y tentador,abrazos.

Laura M. said...

I frequently get requests for my loaded baked potato salad. It always goes very fast whenever I bring it to a gathering.

xenacat1 said...

Since about the only crowd I cook for is a group of Boy Scouts, any yummy baked good (brownies, cookies, etc.) is quickly devoured. They're not too picky!

Terri I. said...

baked rigatoni,2nd cousin of your delicious looking mexican lasagna

Holtnotes said...

Chicken spaghetti will be my go to choice. The bakeware is perfect for freezing an extra for a busy night.

Gloria Baker said...

I love lasagna and this look wonderful Grace!

Donna Becker said...

My favorite go to dish to make is beef enchiladas the only part I don't make from scratch are the tortillas and the condiments. I have been wanting to try these out for some time now.

My Kitchen Stories said...

Thats a great idea..Mexican Lazagne. I dont thing I have a favourite dish its always something new but these would be get dishes to have

Joanne said...

Good to know about the bakeware! I bet it would be especially great for gifting treats/food to friends!

Mmm lasagna. Love the Mexican spin you put on things!

Helene Peloquin said...

Nice bakeware and your dish is looking yummy!

Elaine Hearn said...

chicken enchiladas

Barbara said...

Love your Mexican Lasagna, Grace! Drool worthy photos of it too.
Haven't seen the Chinet bakeware in my market yet...will look more carefully as I really need something other than those ugly foil pans.

BlessieNelson said...

My go to dish for a crowd pleasing effect is a delicious herb roasted butter chicken with lemon and caramelized onion stuffing! So easy to make and makes everyone say mmmmmmmmm....!

Tough Inspector said...

I love to eat but not cooking so much.. all those dishes and pots that have to be cleaned afterwards.. YUCH! But, if I have to serve a little "sumptin", I always make my 7 layer dip with freshly homemade tortilla chips! Delicious and easy for lazy girls like me! Pick ME, I hate washing anything with baked on gunk!

Caroline Taylor said...

This sounds so good, you've made me hungry! My go to would have to be paella.

Blond Duck said...

Have a great Monday!

lisa is cooking said...

I love Mexican lasagna and all those delicious layers with tortillas, and it's been way too long. Thanks for bringing this to mind!

Pam said...

Mmmm. I have a sudden craving for Mexican Lasagna.

My go to dish for pleasing a crowd is usually jalapeno poppers.

Anonymous said...

a cheesecake - but i'm always stuck w/ what to bring it in. this would be perfect for cheesecake bars

Monet said...

There bakeware is great! I'm actually working with them right now, and I have quite a few in my pantry. I'll have to try this recipe in one of my pans ASAP! Thank you for sharing!

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

My go to dishes rotate between Cheesy Hashbrowns and Three Pepper Pasta Salad.

I Wilkerson said...

I love these! You have no idea how many times I haven't brought lasagnas to sick friends because I didn't want to burden them with a dish to return and tomato can corrode aluminum, the other option. My go to dish is usually some kind of a salad, but I'd love to add lasagna!

cquek said...

You had me licking the screen.

Juliana said...

I have seen these bakewares, but never used them...the lasagna looks delicious Grace.
Thanks for the post and have a wonderful week :D

Marjie said...

These would be perfect when you want to give food to someone, or with dishes that are so messy that scrubbing the pan is a nightmare. In my case, usually it's because adult kids want food to take home with them after a visit.