This was made this for a group and they really enjoyed it...see note at bottom
2/3 C finely crushed tortilla chips,
2 T margarine, melted
1 C cottage cheese
(3) 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
10 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
(1) 8 oz. container of sour cream,
yogurt or IMO
(1) 4 oz. can chopped green chiles,
ortega or jalapeno
1 tsp Knorr Suiza or chicken consomme
1 C chopped tomatoes
1/2 C green onions, finely chopped
1/2 C sliced pitted ripe olives
1 - 2 avocadoes, sliced, put a few
drops of lemon on them to prevent browning.
Combine the tortilla chips and margarine
and press the mixture onto the bottom
of a 9" spring pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Place the cottage cheese in a blender,
food processor or mixer and beat until smooth.
Combine the cottage cheese and cream
cheese, mixing a medium speed until well
blended. Add the eggs, one at a
time and mix between additions. Blend in the cheddar
cheese and chiles. Pour the mixture
over the baked crust.
Return the pan to the oven and bake for 1 hour @325F.
Combine the sour cream or option
and Knorr or chicken consomme and mix thoroughly.
Spread the mixture over the hot
cheesecake; return to the oven and continue baking for
another 10 minutes. Remove from
the oven and let cool slightly. Loosen the cake from
the rim of the pan; cool completely
before removing the rim.
Refrigerate the cheesecake until
ready to serve.
Top with the tomatoes, chives, olives and avocadoes.
I put the olives in the middle and arrange the avocado slices,
chives in a pinwheel fashion, but
be creative and do whatever suits your fancy.
Note: This explains what one of the
ingredients is ... A good soup of any kind usually begins with a good
stock, be it chicken, beef or vegetable. Many cooks in a hurry use powdered
stock base - called consommé in Mexico - or bouillon cubes. Knorr Suiza is a
popular brand, though it has gained many competitors in recent years.
This was a HIT !!
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People loved this appetizer, if anyone is looking for something to bring to
Holiday party, this is a showstopper!
Of the 40 people at the party I attended,15 requested the recipe! ...Doug
(a Growlies visitor)