CHILQUILES CASSEROLE

by DanicasDaily on November 12, 2009

There are very few times that I think a recipe is ABSOLUTELY phenomenal.  This vegetarian black bean tortilla casserole seriously rocked my world tonight.  This modified  Chilaquiles Casserole Recipe from EatingWell.com is so easy to make and LOADED with flavor if you pick the right ingredients.

CHILQUILES CASSEROLE

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INGREDIENTS:

Here are the ingredients I used as modified.

1 medium onion, diced

1 medium zucchini, quartered

1 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained

1 1/2 cups corn, frozen (thawed) or fresh (I used Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted – Smokey good!)

1 teaspoon ground cumin  (I forgot to include this)

12 corn tortillas, quartered (I used Green Chile Corn Tortillas!)

1 19-ounce can mild red or green enchilada sauce

1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat SHARP Cheddar cheese (stronger cheese = more cheesy flavor!)

For the complete recipe and instructions, check it out at EatingWell.

P.S. You can SPRING their recipes, by adding a recipe and adding the link to your recipe folder ~ cool huh?!!!!

Be sure to pick a good quality enchilada sauce such as this Frontera Sauce.  Good Sauce = Good Flavor!IMG_4958IMG_4961

My FAVORITE tortillas.  I pick these up at the Farmer’s Market and freeze them to have them year round.  Flavored Corn Tortillas rock!

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Start off by sautéing your onion in nonstick spray until soft, about 5 minutes.

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Add your corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini and spices if using.  Cook until heated, about 3 minutes.

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While your veggies cook, finely shred your cheese and quarter your tortillas.  Finely shredding your cheese allows it to go further.

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Start off by scattering some tortillas on the bottom of a 9×13 pan sprayed with nonstick spray.

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Add 1/2 your veggie mixture and 1/2 your enchilada sauce.

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Add 1/2 your cheese and repeat layers ending with cheese.

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Cover with foil and Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for 15 additional minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling.

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Cut into 8 servings (because 10 is too small!) and enjoy!

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I omitted the oil from the original recipe and used 2 tortillas less since my pack only had 10 which saved on calories.   Calculating this with 8 servings versus 10 and I still think you will find this to be a fairly low cal, low point (5-6 Weight Watcher Points!) dish.

Try it –you’ll like it! :D

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