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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mexican Casserole (Skinny)

Last night I tried a new pinterest recipe I had found. It's a Mexican Casserole and it's supposed to be healthier since it's all veggies no meat and what not. Surprisingly, it came out good with the first try! It's super easy to make and perfect for mommies that have to hurry up and do this while baby is napping (which is totally how I made it!) You can find the original recipe HERE Or just scroll down for similar directions.



Ingredients:

2 Bell peppers of your choice ( recipe called for 4 but two was more than enough, I used one Red one Yellow)
1/2 an onion
2 Cups of frozen corn
2 tsp of chili powder
2 tsp of cumin
salt to taste (optional, I didn't use any and it was very tasty)
2 cups of mexican shredded cheese
18-20 corn tortillas
1 can and a half of refried beans
2 cups of red enchilada sauce
Cilantro and Sour cream for topping

Instructions:



1.) Roast the veggies on a skillet. I put the frozen corn on the skillet with low heat while I diced the other veggies (bellpeppers and onion). When I added the bellpeppers and onions, I turned it to high heat. Mean while they roasted I cut the tortillas into thin strips.

2.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and grease a 9x13 inch pan. I use Coconut oil spray, it works the best.
Place the refried beans in a bowl and add water and mix for a smoother spreading process. Add a little bit of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of the pan, and begin layers.

3.) Layering. Lay half of the tortilla strips ( should be approximately 10 tortillas) on the bottom of the pan. Add all of the beans and spread evenly. Add half of the veggies, spread evenly. And than add half of the Enchilada Sauce and spread evenly. Top it off with cheese. Again, add the other 10 tortilla strips, veggies and sauce and top of with cheese.


4.) Bake.
Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 15-20 min. I baked mine for 20 minutes and it came out perfect! Make sure all the cheese it melted and sauce is nice and bubbly. Top it with cilantro bits and sour cream and serve. Enjoy!






My son actually loved this! It wasn't as spicy since I didn't add the jalepenos like the recipe called for but the sauce had a little bit of a kick to it. It was the perfect hearty healthy dinner!

Yes, I look like a bum. I had the worst hair and face day yesterday!!! Felt to frumpy and gross. oh well, it happens. =)

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