This Mexican casserole recipe made with layers of tortilla chips, beef, and salsa makes a quick and easy dish that will please the whole family…
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef (drained or rinsed!)
- 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
- 1/4 cup canned jalapeno slices, chopped
- 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped or 1 (15 ounces) can diced canned tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounces) can kernel corn (drained)
- 1 (15 ounces) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 8 corn tortillas
- 3/4 cup nonfat sour cream
- 1/3 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded
- 1/3 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste
- 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 the sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly.
- Spoon half of the beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Spoon sour cream over beef mixture; spread evenly.
- Top with remaining 8 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture.
- 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.