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Light Mexican Casserole Recipe
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Light Mexican Casserole Recipe

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A healthy layered casserole using whole wheat tortillas, lean beef and more veggies than traditional recipes. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without lettuce and tomatoes) equals 367 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the water, flour, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until thickened.
  2. In a small bowl, combine beans and salsa. Place two tortillas in a round 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the beef mixture, bean mixture and corn; repeat layers. Top with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Light Mexican Casserole in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without lettuce and tomatoes) equals 367 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Light Mexican Casserole(12)

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

Delicious! Very impressed with how tasty this was. I liked having the lettuce and tomato served on the side so people could help themselves. This dish even warmed up nice the next day in a low oven without drying out the tortillas (only 2 of us so leftovers are a usual staple)

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

This recipe is a winner! Easy to make and very tasty. We will be making this again, very soon.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2012

My family loves this tasty recipe! They are constantly asking me to make it. The flavors together make a delious dish!

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

Next time we are only going to use 1 tortilla on the bottom, it was too thick to try and fork-cut it. Super Nummy.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

Took awhile to make but it was really good. I used ground turkey and it still tasted great!

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