Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mexican Casserole

Do you want to know something you can quickly fix when you are hungry and looking for something filling?
This is it:

I made this last night....the picture is from a magazine. But I made so many changes that I won't even give you the original recipe. And mine did pretty much look like this picture, minus the tomatoes, since they aren't in season right now.

Here's what I did:

1. 6 tortillas....I used a corn/wheat blend but any kind will do.

2. Brown 1/2 lb gr turkey (or beef) with 1 chopped onion and 1/2 green pepper.
add 1  1/2 T taco seasoning and 3/4 c water and let simmer a few minutes

3. one generous cup of frozen corn.

4. 16 oz can of refried beans mixed with 1/2 cup salsa

So you start with the 2 tortillas flat on the bottom of the casserole dish sprayed with Pam. Then add 1/3 of each mixture till you have everything layered. Then you top with 3/4 c cheese and bake at 350" till bubbly hot.

We loved this but it was a bit too hot for me even though I used mild salsa. Dennis thought it was just right, but next time I will cut the salsa down to 1/4 cup or maybe even leave it out entirely and just put it on the table to use as a topping.

This is a recipe you can play with to get it how you like. We will definitely make it again.

Then today I was gone a lot, so I just made a quick dinner of breakfast, 
and asked Den to set the table. 
It wasn't till I sat down to eat that I noticed something a bit strange.

Den really had no idea how I ended up with 3 forks. 
It was fun laughing while we ate tonight.


Sue said...

I think your casserole looks yummy!


Tamara said...

My Dennis is quite the cook, too. Especially when it's breakfast for supper!

Hugz ♥

Eileen said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! I am always looking for easy one-dish meals that are crowd-pleasers.
I've used a few of your recipes and they have all been big hits!

We do 'brakfast' dinners once in awhile too, usually pancakes, I love it!

Three forks! Sounds like something I would do.
Love and Prayers,

Robin said...

SMile, your posts make me do that!!

C Dawn's bucket said...

Looks Yummy! I make something similar. We call it enchilasagna

Mix together 2 cans of rinsed black beans, 1 can of mild diced green chilies, 1 cup frozen corn, 1 cup diced onion, 1 1/2 TBSP taco seasoning, 1 can of drained petite diced tomatoes

Cover bottom of baking dish with thin layer of enchilada sauce then top with a layer of corn tortillas

Pour about 1/3 of the bean mixture in and spread the layer then top with more tortillas and repeat until all bean mixture is used up.

Finish off with a layer of tortillas smothered in enchilada sauce and sprinkle 1/2 cup grated cheese on top

Everyone in my family loves it (Please remember that this recipe does make enough to feed 4 hungry boys and 1 mommy) so you might need to modify it for just you and Dennis

Miss you!


Grandma Honey said...

I like your recipe too Cynthia. I want to try it! So it's meatless, right? I mean, you didn't forget to mention the meat?

C Dawn's bucket said...

You could easily make it with a meat of your choice. We've been trying for more meatless meals and this is one of our standbys.