Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A Mexican casserole served over lettuce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease/spray a 13" x 9" casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions.
  3. In a large skillet, brown/crumble ground beef with onion, green pepper and garlic. Drain and return to the skillet.
  4. Add to the skillet, tomatoes, Black beans, tomato paste, water and seasonings. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  5. Scatter HALF of the coarsely crushed chips on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  6. Top with HALF of the beef/bean mixture.
  7. Top with HALF of the cottage cheese/sour cream mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with HALF of the shredded cheese.
  9. Repeat all the layers again, ending with the last of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle top with black olives (optional) and reserved chopped dark green onion parts (optional).
  10. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  11. Divide shredded lettuce on plates and spoon casserole over top to serve.


Most Helpful

My whole family including my five kids loved this recipe! It was very delicious and easy to do. I did make a few changes, however. I can't have corn, so instead of chips I used flour tortillas. Instead of the cottage cheese which I don't like, I used ricotta cheese. It was absolutely wonderful! My kids asked for seconds and said they wanted the leftovers for lunch the next day, lol.

awoer7065 July 26, 2010

I had everything on the shelf except the corn chips. DH saved the day and went to town and picked up a bag for me. By the time he returned I was ready for them. It went quickly together and into a 375 oven just because I used my stoneware to bake it in. The larger amount of cayenne was just perfect for us. Thank you. Made during * Zaar World Tour 5* 2009 game for team *Genies of Gourmet*

Charlotte J May 26, 2009

Really good casserole that my family enjoyed. I forgot green onions so I diced one small onion to put in the cottage cheese and sour cream mixture. Omitted the green pepers and using the Kitchen Information Reference Forum's A to Z Substitution list added lemon pepper and a sprinkle of sage for the coriander. The cayenne pepper I used red pepper flakes and plain tortilla chips. Very easy and quick to put together so would make a nice weeknight meal. Thank you Parsley! Made and reviewed for ZWT5, Bodacious Brickhouse Babes team.

lauralie41 May 25, 2009

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