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Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef ( lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped or season with Onion powder or minced onion
  • 2 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 flour or corn tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 small can of drained corn, or about 1 1/4 cups of frozen corn (optional)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream *Note: I used 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or your favorite cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the salsa, beans, corn, dressing, sour cream, taco seasoning and cumin.
  3. Spoon a generous layer of meat mixture on bottom of 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Place a flour or corn tortilla on top of meat mixture. Layer with half of the meat mixture, and cheese. Repeat as many layers as you like.
  5. The last & final layer should be a healthy dose of grated cheese.
  6. Cover with foil that has been sprayed with pam or other and bake at 400° for 25 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.
  7. Let stand for 5 minutes before topping with lettuce, tomato and cilantro. Yield: 8 servings.

Notes

*Note: I added 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro to the meat mixture instead. I also cut the flour tortillas to fit my pan, since they were the very large size. (That’s why they are square) I fried the cut-off edges and sprinkled them with cinnamon & sugar!