Tortilla Casserole

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Tortilla Casserole
  1. 1 pound lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup onions, chopped
  3. 2 teaspoon chili powder
  4. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 can (14.4 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  7. 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  8. 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
  9. 1 package (8 oz) Challenge Cream Cheese, softened
  10. ½ cup grated Mexican 4 Cheese blend
  1. 1

    Brown meat with onions in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt. Add tomatoes and set aside.

  2. 2

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter inside of 8-inch casserole dish.

  3. 3

    Spread ⅓ of cream cheese on a tortilla and place cheese side up in prepared casserole. Then add layers of ⅓ of black beans and ⅓ the meat mixture.

  4. 4

    Repeat with 2 more layers of cream cheese spread tortillas, black beans and meat mixture - reserving about ¼- cup of meat mixture.

  5. 5

    Add final flour tortilla, top with reserved meat mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until heat through.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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I've made this casserole in the past without the cream cheese and it was very good. The salsa flavored cream cheese should definitely kick it up a notch. I will make it this way from now on.



No black beans... use PINTO beans instead. Then you have a great dinner.