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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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  • Can substitute ground turkey. Add taco seasoning, more salsa, chopped red bell pepper, chopped onion, garlic; Top with chopped tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce. - 11/4/11

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  • Very simple to make. I chose not to use the salsa but next time I fix it I will probably add corn or something else of sorts. It did not take long at all to prepare & I will be fixing it again sometime. - 8/24/11

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  • Delicious and very easy to make. I didn't have refried beans on hand, so I mashed kidney beans and added some Tastefully Simple Fiesta Dip Mix. - 5/30/11

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  • we loved it wouldn't change a thing - 3/8/11

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  • Yummy! I added chili powder, cumin, onion and bell peppers. My husband and I both loved it. I will be making this again. - 11/14/10

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  • This was great! It needed a bit more flavor, so next time I may add taco seasoning, cumin or cayenne. Quite filling! - 11/4/10

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  • This was very good. My husband, son and grandson liked it too





























    This was very good. I used light cheese to lower the fat and added corn chopped onions, some chopped green chili from my garden, some chili powder and cumin. My husband, son an - 3/20/10

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  • I made with ground turkey added the corn, taco seasoning, and chilies like others mentioned and also added some diced tomatoes. This was a hit! - 3/16/10

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  • This was really good. Added some jalapenos and greek yogurt on top. - 2/21/10

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  • I appreciated this meal because it was quick and my daughter could make it. It was also tasty. I usually have Taco Seasoning on hand, so I add 2 T of Taco Seasoning with 1/4c of water to my cooked meat. I also diced a large tomato and used 1/2 the amount of taco sauce. I added 1 T Cliantro. - 12/22/09

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  • YUM! Great idea! I made it with mixed veggies and ground turkey. I had reduced fat cheese and whole wheat torillas, next time ill use less refried beans. - 12/7/09

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  • As a kid, my mom always mixed refried beans, ground beef and salsa together as a dip. I still do that today, for parties and such. I had never thought of incorporating that into an actual meal. Love it! :) Thanks!! Next time I might add some fresh diced tomatoes into the layers. YUM! - 12/4/09

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  • My husband and I really liked it, but our little girls did not. - 8/29/09

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  • Followed other suggestions-used black beans & ground turkey, added tomatoes with chiles+1/2 c ff sour cream+can of mexican corn+diced onion... and it's DELICIOUS! Definitely making this again.

    Leftovers taste delicious too!!! - 4/27/09

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  • I added the carrot, taco seasong, and a can of corn to the meat. I also used reduced fat cheese. The kids really liked it. - 4/21/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ? - 4/2/09

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  • My kids 10 & 11 loved it. Fast, easy & tasty - I loved it too. - 1/28/09

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  • This was just OK. If I had used real cheese instead of 2% Milk cheese it would have been better. But, then it wouldn't have been a very "light" recipe. I used ground turkey, 1/2 package of taco seasoning, then followed the recipe. Probably won't incorporate this recipe into my weight loss diet. - 1/11/09

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  • My first SP recipe I tried and it was delicious! I used "spicy" fat-free refried beans and probably closer to 1/2 cup of salsa. Tastes great as is, but I think I'm going to add some sliced jalepenos and lowfat sour cream on a new serving tomorrow. Add to that the ease of prep and I just loved it! - 1/7/09

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  • So easy for a last minute dinner! I love it! - 10/22/08

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  • This can be varied so man ways... we've always called it Stacked Enchiladas in my family. Made with corn tortillas and enchilada sauce poured over the stacke before the last application of cheese - 9/19/08

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  • This is a keeper for us! My husband loved it!!! It's a new family favorite. I added the carrots and he never even knew (he hates carrots). Very good and filling! - 8/13/08

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  • This was yummy, I used black beans and added some corn! Everyone in my family loved it, great idea, thanks!
    - 7/23/08

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  • This is delicious, even my husband and son loved it and they usually hate my lowfat food!! My hubby liked it so much he even ASKED me to make it again, which is really unusual for my lowfat foods! - 6/24/08

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  • This was so easy and delicious! My husband had seconds and so that is great for me! I also used guacamole and fat-free sour cream, and served Spanish rice - yummy! - 6/17/08

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  • Easy, quick and very very good! I added taco seasoning to the mix, and bf had to have his sour cream on top..AND I got him to eat whole wheat without griping :) This is definitely a keeper and will use a lot - 3/26/08

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  • This is very tasty! I added a can of rotel tomatoes and season my beef with Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy. I also added some Fat Free sour cream to give it a real kick. Very Yummy!!! Great addition to the cook book. - 3/25/08

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  • Tastes like Old El Paso Soft Taco Bake Dinner Kit, only healthier. - 2/29/08

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  • Very easy to make and very good. Kids didn't eat it, but me and hubby did, I loved it! - 2/28/08

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  • I have made something similar to this and it is great. I love the way you added carrots! I am making it tonight! - 2/26/08

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  • AWESOME! Definitely satisfied our Mexican craving, and I enjoyed the fact that there were carrots hidden inside! We ate it with a tablespoon of fat free sour cream - delicious! - 2/25/08

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  • Quick and easy, kids loved it too. - 1/29/08

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  • Easy to make in a hurry!!! I used the reduced fat tortillas and made taco meat for more taste. It was yummy!! - 1/23/08

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  • Was so easy to make and it was wonderful!! Very filling and even though I made it with not so naughty stuff it made me feel like I was eating something very naughty! - 1/22/08

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  • This is really good. Tasted like Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza w/o all the grease! I used turkey, low sodium taco seasoning and the carrots!! I added a bit of sour cream and it was more than I ever expected! - 1/15/08

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  • Easy to make and really good. I used ground turkey instead of beef, seasoned the turkey, added onions and corn. - 11/30/07

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  • This was great!! Very yummy and so easy to make. I think next time I will use low fat cheese to help with the calorie content; I also used ground turkey instead of hamburger and Pace Picante Sauce. The family has already asked for this again! Thanks for posting! - 11/15/07

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  • Tasted like a bean burrito.. yum yum - 10/28/07

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  • This was easy to make and really, really tasty. I will definitely make it again - 10/9/07

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  • Absolutely delicious. I added some taco seasoning to spice it up a bit. My boys loved it! - 10/1/07

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  • Excellent - 9/25/07

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  • I loved this recipe, I even added the carrots, one whole carrot shredded like cheese, and NO ONE noticed. We all loved it, even the kids!! - 7/30/07

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  • Very very good!! My children couldn't detect the hidden carrots and my very picky son was willing to eat it. I used reduced fat cheese and my family didn't know the difference. - 7/17/07

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  • I used fat free cheese, fat free tortillas, and low sodium salza. It was great. - 6/28/07

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  • This was so good. I used both refried beans and the black beans (1 can smashed) My Honey just loved it!!
    Thank you so much it was awesome - 6/26/07

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  • It is very rare that I find a healthy, low cal, filling dish that all of my family enjoys. I added taco seasoning to the ground beef and sauteed onions. On the plate I loaded up shredded lettuce and tomatoes with no fat sour cream. Out of this world delicious! - 6/20/07

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  • Quick, easy, affordable and tasty. A real hit in my house. - 6/11/07

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  • This was wonderful! Very filling,my teenage son wanted more cause it tastes good but was too full for seconds.
    I added chili powder & cumin to the ground beef. - 6/1/07

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  • It's rare to find something my whole family of five likes. Everyone (plus two "kid" guests) loved this. - 5/25/07

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  • Really liked the addition of carrots! - 5/8/07

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  • Good and Easy, Kid friendly - 4/30/07

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  • My husband really liked this, as did I. Very easy to whip up and very good! - 4/23/07

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  • Good for me and the kids ate it up with tostitos!!! - 4/16/07

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  • This is an awesome recipe! My fiance loved it and so did I and it was easy to make! - 4/5/07

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  • I made this today and we enjoyed it. I substituted pepperjack cheese and added onion and enchilada sauce, yum! - 3/30/07

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  • I just made this recipe and I opted for picante sauce instead of salsa and a bit of taco seasoning and Mrs dash no salt seasoning and it was great. - 3/28/07

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  • This was a great recipe!! Quick. Easy. What more could a busy mom asked for! Plus my kids didn't even realize that the tortillas were wheat. THEY LOVED IT! We did add a little sour cream to ours. Next time I'm going for the carrots and I may try a touch of taco seasoning or something similar. - 3/27/07

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  • I added green chiles to give it more spice! - 3/27/07

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  • I made this last night for dinner, with a salad, and it was awesome! Very filling, and YUMMY! Family loved it. - 3/25/07

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  • A awsome recipie! I loved it! I normally don't like mexican things but this was great! I liked how much cheese was in it, I love cheese. I can't wait to make it again. - 3/22/07

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  • This was great! My wife made me try to guess the mystory ingrediant, which turned out to be the gratted carrots. Never did find them but I bet they sure help me. :) - 3/22/07

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  • This is similar to one of our all-time favorites, which it is now replacing. ;-) We couldn't even tell the shredded carrots was added, what a nice surprise tucked inside. The wheat tortillas were better than I expected. I figured 237.6 calories and 575 mg Sodium per serving. - 3/22/07

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  • I tweeked the recipe by adding spices to my ground beef before mixing in the refried beans. I also added a 1/2 cup of salsa instead of a 1/4 cup and use reduced fat cheddar cheese. Also served it with light sour cream on the side. - 3/22/07

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  • My son thinks this is great stuff. Good as leftovers, too. - 3/19/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I feel a fiesta coming on! - 3/15/07

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  • I made this last night and we both liked it a lot. I used lowfat cheese and subbed smashed black beans for 1/2 of the refried beans. Very quick and easy to make. - 3/15/07

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  • Very good, I added a cup of corn to it! - 3/15/07

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  • This was absolutely delicious, I had to give it away to keep from eating all of it. I swamped the ground beef for vegetarian sausage, and used enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce. What a wonderful dish - 3/15/07

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  • Easy to prepare and very tasty. It was actually even better the second day. One of my favorites - 3/13/07

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  • I've made this before and it tastes great and my family loves it. I've also made it with smooshed black beans instead of refried beans for less sodium and higher fiber. - 3/13/07

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  • Fast, easy & yummy - 3/13/07

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  • Very quick and easy to make! My family put guacamole and sour cream on top to "de-dietize" it. I mixed real and low fat cheese, and they did not even notice. "A keeper" as we call it. - 3/12/07

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  • Easy to make and yummy!! The whole family liked it, which makes it a hit for me. We will definitely put this meal in with our regulars. - 3/11/07

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