Mexican Tortilla Casserole

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


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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