Weight Watchers Easy Lightened Up Mexican Casserole

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This Easy Lightened Up Mexican Casserole has layers of corn tortillas, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, salsa, and then lightened up using Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef-this Mexican Casserole is guaranteed to become a new family favorite!! This is delicius <3

4 Points® per serving

Nutrition Information: Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 240TOTAL FAT: 1gSATURATED FAT: 1gCHOLESTEROL: 33mgCARBOHYDRATES: 32gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 26gFIBER: 6gSUGAR: 2gPROTEIN: 17g

PREP TIME15 minutes

COOK TIME30 minutes

TOTAL TIME45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% Laura’s Lean ground lean beef 
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fat free salsa 
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic, or 3 garlic cloves 
  • 1 ( 15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 
  • 1 ( 4 oz.) can chopped green chilies 
  • 1 ( 10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning 
  • 10 white corn tortillas or any low point tortilla -I use Mission white corn tortillas. *see note section
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat or fat free cheddar cheese -I use Velveeta shreds or Trader Joe’s lite Mexican cheese blend


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook lean beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain meat, if needed. 
  3. Cook until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in salsa, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, green chilies, and taco seasoning. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat. Set aside. 
  5. Meanwhile, spray a large skillet or pan with non stick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  6. Cook tortillas for 1-2 minutes on both sides. Repeat until all 10 tortillas have been cooked. 
  7. Layer five tortillas on the bottom of the prepared pan-don’t worry if they overlap.
  8. Spread half of the mixture over the layer of tortillas. Add another five tortillas on top.
  9. Spread the remaining mixture evenly until the tortillas are fully covered.
  10. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  11. Uncover, and sprinkle the top with cheese.
  12. Bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  13. Garnish with your favorite toppings such as: olives, cilantro, red peppers, diced tomatoes, green onions, guacamole, and/or fat free sour cream

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