Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Layered Mexican Casserole

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!


  1. This looks great. You know how much I love "keeper recipes"

  2. How delicious! I love mexican casseroles, such a great comfort meal!

  3. It is nice when you can make dinner in peace, no one is whining, or fighting!

    This dish looks amazing, and I'm glad you put the nutritional info in!

  4. Oh how yummy! My family would love this and it looks packed full of flavor.

  5. Tasty and easy!Thanks so much!

  6. Looks delicious! I'm sure it is worth every bite :)

  7. this is a keeper- anytime a casserole makes the cut its a champion

  8. Sounds like the perfect one dish meal. Flavorful and easy!

  9. That's too funny I was going to make this tonight..found a recipe in Taste of Home and this looks so similar to it! Glad to hear it was good!

  10. Printing this off as we speak as it looks like something my family would really enjoy.

  11. Yummy!! I cant wait to try this! This a lot better than my low carb!


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