Quesadilla Casserole with a kick

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

I found this recipe on a packaged set of McCormicks Seasonings. I changed some things and added others to make it the way I knew my family would enjoy it. We like spicy so this definitely has a kick. You can substitute the jalepenos for a milder pepper if you prefer to have yours a little less kicked up. or even just cut back on the amount of jalepenos. Since I always have the seasonings on hand I dont buy the packaged McCormick set. However I am certainly glad I did the first time because this became a family fave for us.


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Ingredients

2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced onion
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
salt to taste
1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
16 oz of hunts basil, garlic and oregano tomato sauce
15 oz can goya low sodium black beans, drain and rinse beans
1 can corn, do not drain
4 1/2 ox can chopped green chilis, do not drain
1/2 c jarred jalapenos, chopped
2 or 3 cups mexican blend shredded cheese
your fave corn or flour tortillas (will need 6 to 8)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a skillet brown the meat and onion and then drain and return to pan.
2
Now add your tomato sauce, beans, corn, chilis and jalapenos and mix it all together.
3
Now into this stir all your spices except the red pepper and bring to a boil.
4
Turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. When done simmering add the red pepper.
5
Now place 1/2 cup of your meat mix on the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish thats been sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
6
Top this mixture with 3 or four of your tortillas. (they will be slightly overlapped.) Then top this with half of the remaining meat mixture. Add half of the cheese and then another layer of tortillas, then meat, then cheese.
7
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake the casserole uncovered in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated thru and cheese is melted.
8
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes to make cutting and serving easier.
9
I HAVE ALSO ADDED A THIN LAYER OF MEXICAN RICE BEFORE ADDING CHEESE TO EACH LAYER ON OCCASION
10
SERVE WITH SOME GUACAMOLE YUM YUM YUM

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spicy, #tortilla