07 October 2010

Recipes I Can't Spell: Chilaquiles Casserole

I can't spell or pronounce it properly, but I CAN say that this is a great recipe!

The recipe for this casserole came from the Eating Well website, where you can find lots of good recipes that at least make you THINK you're eating healthfully.

I'm surprised I haven't posted this recipe before now. I've actually made it a few times, once or twice with ground turkey added (to which Daughter commented: EWW!). This time I made it as written.

And don't get too excited about the photo. I snagged it from the website. Food doesn't look quite like that at our house.

Chilaquiles Casserole


1 tablespoon canola oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 medium zucchini, grated

1 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 cups corn, frozen (thawed) or fresh

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

12 corn tortillas, quartered

1 19-ounce can mild red or green enchilada sauce

1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are heated through, about 3 minutes.

Scatter half the tortilla pieces in the pan. Top with half the vegetable mixture, half the enchilada sauce and half the cheese. Repeat with one more layer of tortillas, vegetables, sauce and cheese. Cover with foil.

Bake the casserole for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the casserole is bubbling around the edges and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.


Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

WOW! That looks NOTHING at all like the chilaquiles casserole that I make! Mine is Mollie Katzen's from Still Life With Recipes and it's all eggy and cheesy with no meat at all. The kids LOVE it.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oops - I meant to say, your sounds yummy too!