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14.7.11

Recipe Review: Cheat Day Cafe's Layered Mexican Casserole

I am not quite sure how I came across this blog, but I am so glad that I did! Melody from
  Cheat Day Cafe has so many yummy recipes on her blog that I would love to try. And I love the idea behind her blog; that every now and then you need to have something that isn't quite caloric friendly. :) So for the recipe review this week, I decided to try her layered mexican casserole. It is such a fun and delicious twist on the classic taco and Lucas and I loved it! I also made my easy homemade salsa to go with it that I will be posting the recipe for soon.  So make sure you check back for that too!

Cheat Day Cafe's Layered Mexican Casserole

What you need:
1 lb of ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 C. salsa (I used my homemade salsa for this too!)
6 flour tortillas
1-2 C grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook ground beef and onion together in a pan until meat is all the way cooked through and the onions start to caramelize.  After meat is done, add black beans, taco seasoning, cumin and salsa to the meat and let it heat through. Layer 3 of your flour tortillas on the bottom of a casserole dish, sprayed with non-stick spray. Spread half of your meat mixture over the tortillas, and put half of your cheese over the top of that. Layer the remaining three tortillas, remaining meat and remaining cheese. 

Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool a little. 

While your casserole is baking and cooling, chop up some toppings! I used some olives, lettuce, cilantro and tomatoes. I put them on my casserole just like Melody did when she made it, because it just looked so gosh darn good. A dollop of sour cream in the middle completed it!

Serve and enjoy!

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1 comment:

Becca said...

This looks fabulous! I'm a huge fan of Mexican dip ... I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing. *Becca* (a new follower)

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