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Taco Casserole

Spicy, heart-smart, and hearty. Great by itself for a dinner - no bread, salad, or appetizer required."


1 lb. hamburger or turkery burger
1-1/2 c. chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
1 c. frozen or fresh corn kernels
15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained
15 oz can black beans, drained
1 can no added salt tomato sauce
4 oz can diced green chilies, drained
12 corn tortillas
1 c. fat free ricotta cheese
3/4 c. low fat cheddar cheese, shredded


In large skillet, brown meat over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, and peppers and saute until tender. Stir in spices and saute 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Mix in corn, beans, tomato sauce, and diced green chilies. Spray 13" x 9" dish with cooking spray. Place 4 tortillas in the dish, arranging to cover bottom. Spoon in 1/3 of the meat mixture and spread 1/3 cup ricotta cheese on top. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers, using up all ingredients. Cook, uncovered, at 350 F for 45 minutes, until casserole is thoroughly heated and cheddar cheese has melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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