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Casa Castles

2001 Cookoff Winner

10 White Castle hamburgers
1/2 head crisp lettuce, shredded
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup oil (sunflower, corn or olive)
1 (8-oz.) can refried beans
1/2 packet taco mix
1/2 fresh lime
1 cup guacamole
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can sliced black olives
1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 325°. Place burgers in a large casserole dish. Remove the bun tops and cut into cubes. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the bread cubes. Fry until crispy and add the taco spice mix until the cubes are evenly coated. Add the juice from the 1/2 lime to the cubes. Spread the can of refried beans over the burgers. Sprinkle the bread cubes over the refried beans and Monterey Jack cheese over the bread cubes. Place the casserole in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Top the casserole with the lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, olives, onions and guacamole. Top with the sour cream. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve while warm.

Submitted by Barry Mohr of Holmdel, NJ