The pictures probably don't do it justice, (great mexican food is rarely very pretty) but this is a super tasty meal with just the right spiciness to it. Stuffed full of black beans, whole wheat tortillas and lean meat, it's amazingly satisfying! And light too!
Try pairing it with a green salad for a healthy meal that won't take you all evening to prepare.
Chili Tortilla Bake
Adapted from Cooking Light
Fat: 11 g (4 g saturated)
Fiber: 8 g
- 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey (95% lean)
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
We went a bit early this year and had some sketchy weather here and there, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it allowed for us all to spend more time together doing a variety of things. See, if my mom, sister and I have it our way, we'd be baking in the sun all day. (Which the boys absolutely cannot handle) But having a few days of random weather here and there forced us off the beach and got us doing other fun things like fishing, kayaking, cooking, playing cards, riding bikes, catching crabs, eating way too much frozen yogurt and just chatting about life.
It was a real treat spending time with my one and only sis and her husband Troy. They live in Vegas and we just don't get to see them enough. Plus we celebrated Dad's birthday with a Mexican Fiesta complete with enchiladas, salad, taco soup, and Dad's absolute favorite dessert in the universe—Momma's famous cheesecake. Poor dad got a little crazy while riding bikes on the Ocean City boardwalk this year and fell backwards while popping a wheelie. He twisted his knee and ankles up pretty well, but luckily our house had an elevator that helped him get through the rest of the week without too much trouble. You just have to love that man.