This was a fun dinner to make!
My husband was in the kitchen with me making salsa, the kids were playing together in the backyard and we had some good tunes playing in the background. It was one of those moments where everything was "right". I enjoyed that.
What made it even better was that everyone loved this dinner and it was placed on the "keeper" list.
Layered Mexican Casserole (8 servings)
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 TBSP taco seasoning
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups salsa (we used Bob's fresh salsa and I think it made all the difference)
6 flour tortillas
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are getting caramelized. Stir in salsa, beans, taco seasoning and cumin Place 3 tortillas in a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the meat mixture and cheese. Repeat layers.
2. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover: bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before topping with lettuce, sour cream, tomato, olives and cilantro.
1 piece equals: 357 calories, 12 g fat, 37 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.
And worth every bite!