I came up with this by using different recipes for similar recipes. It is a nice dinner. Fast, easy, cheap and healthy! I ran this through recipe builder on Weight Watchers this is 3 points per serving.
- 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef (I buy regular ground beef cook it and drain and rinse it very well several times and freez in 1/2 lb)
- 16 ounces fat-free refried beans
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 ounces monterey jack pepper cheese
- 4 ounces 2% cheddar cheese
- Mix ground beef (cook first if not previously cooked), fat free refried beans, tomato sauce, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 Tbl. chili powder, 1 teaspoons onion powder, & 1/4 teaspoons ground red pepper.
- Simmer until beans have "melted" stir in the pepper jack cheese.
- Cut corn tortillas into quarters.
- Spray bottom of 9X13 baking dish with PAM.
- Layer 1/3 of tortillas on bottom.
- Spoon 1/3 of meat, bean, & tomato sauce mixture. Repeat.
- Sprinkle reduced fat cheddar on top of last layer.
- Bake covered at 400* for 30 minutes.
Very tasty weeknight meal when you need something quick. I used ground turkey and a packet of taco seasoning instead of the individual spices.
I loved it! I also used a can of chopped fire roasted tomatoes on top of the layers and veggie ground beef. I will be making this again and soon. Thank you!
This was quick, easy, and tasty! I added a bit more spice, thinking it would be a bit bland and that was a good call for my family. And I used fresh garlic instead since it was easy to throw in with the cooking ground beef. I might make more sauce next time as it would have covered three layers of the tortillas better. Overall, this was good and I will make it again.