A classic Tex-Mex dish combines the building blocks of a meal - protein, vegetables and starch - in hearty recipes with a peppery punch. Chicken, black beans, green peppers, tortillas and cheddar show how it's done in this stacked version of a traditional Tex-Mex casserole. —Rebecca Pepsin, Longmont, Colorado
“Nearly all the meals I make are meatless," writes Wendy Fenstermacher of Allentown, Pennsylvania. "This is one of my husband’s favorites. If you like, you could vary the amount of jalapeno slices—or leave them out altogether. But I wouldn’t!”
I like to top this wonderful meatless meal with lettuce and serve it with extra picante sauce. It's quick, easy, filled with fresh flavor and definitely satisfying! Lesley Tragesser - Charleston, Missouri
Cooked chicken strips and canned enchilada sauce hurry along this zesty entree from Amy Dando. "I came up with it shortly after I got married," notes the Endicott, New York reader. "It's a delicious dinner for two that's easy to double for company."
"After tasting wonderful enchiladas at a Mexican restaurant, I created this lighter version at home," Debbie Purdue explains from her home in Freeland, Michigan. Topped with a zesty lime and cilantro sauce, the main course is perfect alongside reduced-fat refried beans.