Tonight's feature is a good one. This recipe was created by my friend, Dianna. It is full of familiar Mexican food flavors, but they are presented in a unique way. It makes a great potluck offering, as well as a family-pleasing favorite.
One pound very lean ground beef or turkey, crumbled and cooked, with grease drained away.
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
water called for on the seasoning mix packet
1/2 of a 16-oz. jar salsa, drained
5 tortillas (I use LaTortilla Factory low carb/high fiber)
1 can nonfat refried beans
1 can Mexicorn
6 oz. shredded cheese (cheddar or co-jack)
Cook beef, drain well, place back in pan and add taco seasoning and water and cook until water is absorbed or evaporated.
Spray 10" deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 4 tortillas to cover bottom and sides of pie plate.
Over the tortillas, layer as follows:
1/2 can of refried beans
All of the salsa
Last tortilla centered
Remaining refried beans
Cover with the rest of the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until nicely browned. Serve with lowfat sour cream and salsa. Optional toppings: sliced green onions, sliced black olives.