Taco Casserole

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

Yields

6-8

Ingredients

1 lb. hamburger or turkery burger 1½ c. chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon chili powder ⅛ teaspoon 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 ¾ c. low fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

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 ⅓ of the meat mixture and spread ⅓ cup ricotta cheese on top. Sprinkle with ⅓ 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.