Monday, April 13, 2009

Cooking with Jonah: Burrito Casserole

Tonight Jonah made Burrito Casserole!

Here are the ingredients:

8 small (fajita-size) flour tortillas
2 cups refried beans
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 cups store bought salsa (medium for a spicier taste)
Optional: 1 minced fresh jalapeno pepper
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

We made a couple of changes.

We used only 1lb of ground turkey. Here Jonah is browning it with the onion and canola oil. When we make this again we will omit the canola oil.

She layered 3 of the tortillas in the 9X13 pan and cut the other 5 into slices. We used Baja Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas

After the meat was browned she added in the 1 1/2 cups of salsa.

Jonah spread the can of refried beans over the tortillas.

Next came the meat/salsa mixture which she also spread across the bottom of the pan.

Then she layered on her tortilla strips.

She sprinkled on 1 1/2 cups of Mexican Cheese and put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes on 350.

The Casserole was FABULOUS!

It was a crowd pleaser. Everyone in the house loved it. I am sure there are many substitutions you could make.

Be sure to come back on Thursday when Emeri makes Chicken Fajitas.

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