Tortilla Casserole

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1 Wedge

Servings per recipe: 12

This healthy casserole is a great week day dinner that is sure to satisfy! It requires only a few ingredients but includes a variety of vegetables and a serving of whole grains.

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Ingredients

1 cup medium salsa

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (15 ounces) whole-kernel corn, drained (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)

1⁄2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

4 whole wheat tortillas, 10-inch diameter

6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese

Materials

10-inch casserole dish, small bowl, medium bowl, can opener, strainer

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Lightly oil or spray a 10-inch casserole dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix salsa and tomato sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix black beans, corn and cilantro.
  4. Place 1 tortilla in baking dish, and spread 1/4 of salsa mixture over tortilla. Top with 1/3 of bean mixture and 1/3 of cheese.
  5. Repeat layering 2 more times; spread last of salsa mixture over top of last tortilla.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese melts and filling is hot.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Try kidney or pinto beans instead of black beans. Add leftover cooked chicken, turkey or ground beef

More About Corn

How to Select

Choose ears with green husks, fresh silks and tight kernels.

How to Store

Refrigerate corn with husks on and use within 1-2 days.

How to Prepare

Boil corn for about 7-10 minutes until tender and eat right off the cob! You can also use it fresh, cut off the cob, in many types of salads.