Most of these recipes were found via Pintrest. I can't help it. I'm addicted. I've tried to be sure to post the web address of each recipe to give credit where credit is due.

I have made each one of these dishes at least once. If it makes the blog, that means our family liked the dish, and someday I'll make it again.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Enchilada Casserole with Spicy Black Beans

  • 1 lb ground sirloin (or ground turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
  •  1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  1. heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add beef and onion to pan; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  
  4. Add garlicl saute 1 minute
  5. Sprinkle with flour; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly
  6. Add broth, taci seasoning, and tomato sauce to pan.  Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  7. Add 1 1/2 cups tomato mixture to beef mixture; reserve  1/2 cup tomato mixture.
  8. Place 1 tortilla in a 9 inch pie plate.  Top with beef mixture.  Repeat layers, ending with tortilla.  Spread reserved tomato mixture over tortilla. Top with cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.  
  10. Cool slightly; cut into 4 wedges.

Spicy Black Beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) no-salt-added black beans
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tpsp lime juice (fresh, if you have it)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add  canola oil to pan; swirl to coat.
  3. Add red bell pepper and  jalapeno pepper; saute 4 minutes.
  4. Add fresh lime juice, salt, and 1can rinced and drained non-salt-added black beans.
  5. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 
  6. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (optional)