Monday, January 12, 2015

Burrito Casserole

We just love Mexican style food and this is a perfect way to get your fix right at home. Whether it's the nasty weather, tight budget, or trying to eat healthier this one is sure to please.  

Excuse the pic of it already cut into but in someone's excitement it was eaten before I could take a pic. I plead the 5th! My Stud Muffin and I both hit the jackpot on this spicy lower fat dish. 

This is not for spice wimps,  so only put in 1/2 tsp. of the chipotle if you are a cry baby about spice. My heart goes out to you if can not tolerate spices so I'll take care of you in another post. Don't you know spice makes the world go round. Enjoy!
  • 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ -1 tsp ground chipolte powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 can fat free refried beans, 16 oz.
  • 6 large flour tortilla's, I like the high fiber ones
  • 2 cups Sargento reduced fat grated cheddar cheese, 8 oz pkg.
  • 1 can Campbell's Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile brown the ground meat and onion in a large nonstick skillet stirring and breaking up pieces until meat is no longer pink. Then add the paprika, garlic, chipolte, cumin, salt and beans along with the water and ketchup, stir to mix well then cook on low while preparing next step.

In a large bowl whisk together soup and sour cream and set aside.
Spray a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish with cooking spray.
Spread 1/2 of the soup mixture evenly onto the bottom of the Pyrex dish.  
Tear up 3 tortilla's and spread evenly over top of soup mixture.
Spread out  half of the meat/bean mixture over top.
Now add half of the cheese.
Repeat again, you know just like a good old rerun on TV.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, let set for 5 minutes before cutting servings. If you are like me you will not be able to wait the 5 minutes.

My favorite brand ground turkey is Shady Brook Farms, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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