Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taco Casserole

Adapted from Recipes For Moms
Taco Cassrole
Makes 4 Servings

1 pound 96/4 ground beef, cooked in taco seasoning
1 jalapeno, finely diced
1 cup crushed tortilla chips (70 grams)
1 can (16 oz.) fat-free refried beans (400 grams)
¼ cup fat-free cheddar cheese
¼ cup cabot 75% light cheddar cheese
½ cup diced tomato, 4 tbsp fat-free sour cream and ½ cup shredded romaine, divided (for toppings)

Preheat oven to 375. Place chips in a square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spread refried beans carefully over chips. Top with beef, jalapenos and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and add toppings.

Nutritional Information: 398 calories, 35 carbs, 10 fat grams and 35 protein grams.

Review: We LOVED it! I don’t have too many casseroles with refried beans so it was nice to get those in, and we LOVED the crispy chip layer on bottom – fabulous! Next time I may add more lettuce for crunch but that’s an easy, no-calorie fix. It was perfectly spicy – yay for jalapeƱos! I actually ate it with a spoon - nom nom nom.

Notes: For this one, I actually made 8 servings of beef: 2 pounds beef with 4 tbsp onion, 2 envelopes taco seasoning, 3 jalapenos and 1 cup water. This way I can use the other 4 servings for taco salads and tacos!

before toppings were added

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