STACKED UP MEXICAN DINNER
(Updated January 19, 2013) Make this easy dinner with leftover beef taco filling and store bought flour tortillas. I made this up a few years ago when looking for a new way to prepare a Mexican meal. Several friends asked for the recipe. Now it's hubbys favorite.
Prep Time 30 Min.; Cook Time 50 Min.
Serves 4

1-1/2 cups leftover beef taco filling
3 flour tortillas (8- or 10-inch)
1/2 to 3/4 can refried beans (16 oz. can)
1 can enchilada sauce (10 oz.)
1 cup chopped onion
1-2 jalapeno or Anaheim chiles -- chopped, or 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chiles
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or a mixture of both
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup diced tomatoes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a deep-dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. In a small skillet, heat leftover beef taco filling; add 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce and mix well. Cover and set aside.

Place one tortilla in bottom of prepared pie plate (edges can be pressed up the side). Spread refried beans evenly over tortilla (it isn't necessary to use all the beans if you don't want to). Sprinkle half of the onions and about 1/2 cup of the cheese over beans. Place 2nd tortilla in pie plate; press down. Spread meat mixture evenly over tortilla; sprinkle with remaining onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with 3rd tortilla; press down.

Cover tightly with foil; bake 35-40 minutes. Remove foil; pour remaining enchilada sauce over all; top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven; sprinkle lettuce and tomato on top. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nurtrition Information per serving 1/4 pie Total Calories 247 Sugars 1 g; Total Carbohydrates 23.5 g; Total fats 12.6 g; Sodium 517 mg; Cholesterol 10 mg; Protein 9.2 g; Fiber 2.5 g; Potassium 240 mg

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