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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 447.7
  • Total Fat: 24.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.9 mg
  • Sodium: 919.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 27.6 g

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Mexican Tortilla Casserole

Submitted by: DRAGONFLY7149

Introduction

Quick and easy dinner Quick and easy dinner
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb. extra lean ground beef
    14 oz. can no-fat refried beans
    1/4 cup salsa
    4 whole wheat tortillas
    1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup shredded carrot

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Fry ground beef until no longer pink.
Stir in can of refried beans and salsa.
Heat mixture through.
Spray round casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray.
Lay one tortilla in the bottom of the dish and spread approx. 1/4 of beef and bean mixture on top.
Sprinkle approx. 1/4 cup of cheese over that.
Continue to layer, then top all with remaining cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until hot and cheese on top is lightly browned.
Optional: For more nutritive value, add shredded carrot to beef and bean mixture. For lower fat, use reduced fat cheese, or reduce quantity of full-bodied cheddar.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DRAGONFLY7149.






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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It's ok. The recipe was easy to make but, I like to have a lot of color in my food. Between the ground beef, beans, and wheat tortilas it was all brown. Needs more seasoning and color. - 1/7/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!! Added corn, green chillies, & taco seasoning to meat. Topped w/ lettuce, carrots, & sour cream! Whole family loved & wanted more,more,more!!
    - 5/22/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used 93% lean ground beef. Also, I used a can of black beans for the refried. I used Rotel tomatoes with cilantro and lime and picante place of salsa, 1/2 t dried cilantro, 1 t cumin, 1T chili powder, 1 sm diced onion, 1 tsp chopped garlic and reduced fat cheese. Hubby asked for seconds! - 10/8/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Also good with black beans instead of refried. - 10/18/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very Good and super fast to make. - 10/28/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great starter base.Tasted really Good, I added onion and low sod.taco seasoning and green chilies to the meat mix. For even more flavor.Topped with lettuce and tomato, fat free sour cream. Very filling. Although scooping it up on plates at first doesn't look very appetizing. Tastes good! - 4/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this recipe so much---I made it twice this week. The first time I used ground turkey, a can of black beans , 1/2 jar of salsa, half onion, garlic and a teaspoon of cumin. The second time, I used two cooked, shredded chicken breasts and threw in some leftover rice as well. Yum!!!! - 10/4/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this very much, we added red peppers and mushrooms, just a touch of taco seasoning, we topped ours with tomatoes, sour cream, salsa , and baby spinach leaves. Will be making again - 6/5/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tastes a lot like a Taco Bell bean burrito. My daughter loved it. I think it needs lettuce, tomato, sour cream. - 4/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and very easy. I doubled the recipe and took it to church for out potluck dinner. There was nothing left to bring home! I stopped by the store to get more ingredients so I can make it again this week. - 2/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    family favorite! Made it with ground turkey, sauteed onions and added green chiles. Winner! - 4/8/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is out of this world.I made it for my family and they loved it.We will definately be making this again.I am going to try making extra to freeze and see if it freezes well for when we are very busy.cindi - 8/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! I gave it 5 stars because my hubby loved it too and getting him to eat anything half way decent is like pulling teeth! - 3/15/07

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  • I liked the shredded carrots in it! I've made something like this before, but it had corn. Carrots are better. Thanks for sharing. - 6/7/14

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  • This was awesome. I didn't have refried beans so I smashed up some drained black beans. Yummy! - 1/25/14

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  • Thanks for the idea, i think i will use leftover chili and add shredded cheese with mine. - 9/30/12

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  • This was good, but I think next time I will use 1/2 can of beans. I couldn't taste much of anything but the beans. I added a little fat free sour cream on the top. - 8/21/12

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  • My husband and I really liked this recipe - I even doubled it. We think we will add fresh, diced onions to top at serving, as well as some diced tomatoes. - 8/17/12

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  • I've made something similar but used black beans instead of refried and ground chicken. It is super yummy and the tortillas come out nice and crispy. I thought they would be soggy but not at all. - 8/7/12

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  • this recipe is phenomenal. i used 1/2# ground meat 1/2# ground turkey with 1 packet low sodium taco seasoning. next time i will add sauteed onions, green chili's and carrots to the mixture - 7/10/12

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  • This was awesome! My family loved it! I added a little low sodium taco seasoning, some corn, and mild enchilada sauce on the top! It was AMAZING!! - 5/11/12

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  • great!!! and easy - 5/5/12

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  • So easy to make and tasty! Added a little taco seasoning, but it was pretty good! My husband even enjoyed it! - 4/2/12

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  • Made this with fresh pico instead of salsa and added half a pack of low sodium taco seasoning. Will add more seasoning next time. The whole family enjoyed it. - 3/29/12

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  • Very good-great with chili beans and low fat sour cream.
    - 1/16/12

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