This Mexican Casserole recipe is fantastic!! My husband loves Mexican so I made it for him as a treat and he gobbled it down. I’m not a big fan of mexican Recipes but even I loved it! This Recipe is easy to prepare and very tasty. I often substitute ground turkey and low fat dairy products and it is still delicious! Serve with chips, salsa and green salad if you want.
To make this mexican casserole you’Il need to follow the ingredients below:
1 lb extra lean ground beef (drained or rinsed!)
½ cup onion (chopped)
¼ cup canned jalapeno slices, chopped
2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped or 1 (15 ounce) can diced canned tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can kernel corn (drained)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 (1¼ ounce) package taco seasoning mix
8 corn tortillas
¾ cup nonfat sour cream
⅓ cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded
⅓ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste (or less (or more)
Brown ground beef and chopped onions in large skillet; brown 10 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring constantly. Drain well and rinse with warm water to remove all fat; return beef/onions to skillet.
Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, chilies/jalapenos and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile spray 12×8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut each tortilla in half; place 8 halves in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly.
Spoon half of beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Spoon sour cream over beef mixture; spread evenly. Top with remaining 8 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture. (Cover tightly with foil & Freeze for later OR cook as directed below…).
(Thaw overnight if frozen) Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with fresh chopped lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, black olives, etc… /.
SP: 10 | Points Plus: 9
Serving size: 6 Calories: 355 Fat: 5.9 Saturated fat: 2.2 Carbohydrates: 52.3 Sugar: 8.2 Fiber: 10.4 Protein: 26.7