Tortilla Casserole

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tortilla Casserole

This dish is a breather on week nights. All ingredients layered and baked together for a warm, hearty and satisfying meal. It is a super easy, fast and of course a delish dish.


Tortillas+ black beans+ salsa+ cheese.

Tortilla Casserole

These ingredients can be a breather on weeknights! You can try different permutations and combinations with these ingredients and all of them will turn out yummy!

Tortilla Casserole

One such outcome is Tortilla casserole. It is a super easy, fast and of course a delish dish. There is no specific ingredient list for this dish, pretty much anything you have on hand. Stir them up on heat, layer it on tortilla and bake it. All the ingredients come together as a warm, hearty and satisfying meal. The bite of the beans, tomatoey flavor of salsa, and corn tortilla, all smothered with cheese is a great tasting combination! And a dollop of sour cream will totally intensify this tasty experience.

Tortilla Casserole

These are the ingredients I often use for this dish.

Tortilla Casserole

Makes: 4 servings

Tortilla- 4
Onion- 1 small
Green Bell Pepper- 1 medium chopped
Jalapeno- 2 small
Black beans- 2 cans (drained and rinsed)
Corn- 1 can
Picanate/Taco Sauce- 1 cup
Salsa- 1 cup
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Mexican Cheese- 2 cups
Oil- 1 Tbsp

Pre-heat oven to 350 C.

Heat oil in a skillet, sauté the onions and the bell peppers.

After a few minutes, add the salsa, cumin, and sauce and stir to combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the beans, corn, chopped jalapenos and stir until incorporated.

Remove the mixture from the heat.Divide the mixture into 3 portions.

Now,layer the tortillas and the mixture together.

    Spread one portion of the mixture in a baking dish
    Cover 2 tortillas over the mixture
    Top with cheese
    Spread another portion of the mixture on top of the cheese
    Cover with 2 tortillas
    Spread the remaining portion over the tortillas.

Cover the baking dish with a foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle cheese on top of the casserole and cover the foil back and place in the oven for 2 minutes for the cheese to melt.

Remove and let it stand for a few minutes.

Cut the casserole and serve with a scoop of sour cream and salsa.