Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
"Invented" by my 13 year old son, this is a quick and easy throw-together meal. It's a full meal - protein, veggies and starch - all in one dish. If you like it spicy, add chopped jalapenos to the bean and corn step. This can also be assembled and frozen for OAMC.
- 1 (12 ounce) bag veggie crumbles or 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen corn
- 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, sliced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups jarred salsa
- 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place veggie crumbles in a saucepan. (Or brown ground beef, drain fat.) Add tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and oregano. Simmer over low heat until heated through.
- Sautee onion and salt until transluscent. Add beans and corn. Heat through. If desired, mash with a handheld potato masher.
- Layer a 9 X 13 baking pan: 6 tortillas (it's ok if they overlap a bit), bean mix, 1/2 the cheese, 6 tortillas, meat, salsa, 6 tortillas, bean mix, olives, diced tomatoes, rest of the cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
- Serve with extra salsa and sour cream.
- For Vegetarian omit the ground beef.
I am going to have to remember this recipe when I need to cook for an army! I know it said eight servings, but man this made a ton of food! Overall, we really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't mash up the beans this time, but I might try doing that next time just to see the difference. It was a great combination of flavors and could be considered relatively healthy with all the veggies. We used reduced fat cheese and that seemed to work well. I will remember this recipe next time I need to cook for a large group. Thanks for submitting.
Definitely good! I used a 15 oz can of tomato sauce, 16 oz bag ofr corn and 28 oz can of diced tomatoes because that's what I had, so it overfilled the caserole a bit. It was an enjoyable meal, I'll probably do it up again. Very easy too.