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Mexican Quesadilla Casserole

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Ingredients

45 m servings 493
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  3. Stir tomato sauce, black beans, diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro, corn, and chopped green chiles into the ground beef mixture; season with chili powder, cumin, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and cook mixture at a simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Spread about 1/2 cup beef mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with 3 tortillas, overlapping as needed. Spread another 1/2 cup beef mixture over the tortillas. Sprinkle 1 cup Cheddar cheese over beef. Finish with layers of remaining tortillas, beef mixture, and Cheddar cheese, respectively.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until heated throughout and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 493 calories; 21.2 50.1 26.6 65 1423 Full nutrition

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So good on a cold night!! Fast to prepare, only bakes for 15 min. Used a combo of jalapeño monterey jack and cheddar, added just a touch of salt, used all the red pepper flakes and my 7 year o...

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The flavor was really good, but the flour tortillas turned go a gooey nasty mess! I will make this again, just use crisped corn tortillas or tortilla chips.

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So good on a cold night!! Fast to prepare, only bakes for 15 min. Used a combo of jalapeño monterey jack and cheddar, added just a touch of salt, used all the red pepper flakes and my 7 year o...

Soooo good! I made this with ground turkey and low carb tortillas for a low fat option. It was sooo delicious. When there was just a tiny bit of leftovers left, I through it in with some spinach...

Instead of Rotel, I used 15 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes and along w the black beans I used 1.5 cans fat free refried because I used 1.5 lbs ground chuck. Added salt and increased the other ...

I've made this twice now within two weeks and find it a nice improvement over a hamburger helper type meal. Very easy and tasty and enjoyed by all. It's more of a mexican lasagna than quesadia...

This was so easy to make and such a tasty dish. I had my doubts about it, but thought I would try it based on the reviews. I omitted the corn because my husband isn't crazy about it, but it wa...

This is SO Good! I doubled the recipe using 2 lbs of ground Turkey instead of beef and nobody knew the difference. Had such a good flavor with the turkey. However, I only used one can of the Bla...

This went great with sour cream!

The whole family loved this. I used about 2 lbs of ground beef in the recipe (i have 2 teenage boys that eat a lot) and served it with sour cream and guacamole.

I omitted the green chilies and used one can of (6oz) tomato sauce(1 can of water from the sauce can and used a 1/2 of taco seasoning with 1/4 the water. (Note, the recipe calls for 2 cans of s...