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Friday, September 24, 2010

Super Yummy! Super Easy! - Recipe #8

Woohoo! Two more new recipes, and I will have reached my New Year's resolution of trying out 10 new recipes for my family this year. :)

So we were watching TV the other night and saw a commercial for these:

Anything that helps save time in the kitchen is cool with me! So, we grabbed the one shown above, and on the back was a recipe for Quesadilla Casserole. This was so easy and very yummy! Hubby thought it had a little too many black beans in it (he's not much of a bean eater), but I thought it was great. Plus, it made plenty for the whole family to have leftovers the next day. Gotta love that!

Here's the recipe. I'd love to hear if you try it out and what you think! :)

Quesadilla Casserole

Source: McCormick (8 servings)

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon minced garlic

½ teaspoon oregano leaves

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

16 ounces tomato sauce

15 ounces black beans, canned, drained and rinsed

8.75 ounces whole kernel corn, canned, undrained

4.5 ounces chopped green chiles, canned, undrained

6 8-inch flour tortillas

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Brown beef and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add tomato sauce, beans, corn and green chiles; mix well. Stir in all of the spices except red pepper.

Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Add red pepper to taste, if desired.

Spread 1/2 cup of the beef mixture on bottom of 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Top with 3 of the tortillas, overlapping as needed. Layer with 1/2 of the remaining beef mixture and 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef mixture and cheese.

Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Marlene said...

I haven't used this one particularly, but used one for Chicken Marsala and Apple & Sage Pork Chops. Let me tell you that who ever came up with this idea hit a HOME RUN! They are soo much easier to use than having to buy 6 different bottles of spices. I LOVED both the Chicken Marsala and Apple & Sage Pork Chops.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

niiiice! looks very very yummy!!!

Toucan Scraps said...

sounds yummy

Jessica said...

Sounds yummy. I'm going to try that out tonight.