Monday, July 16, 2012

Tortilla Casserole

My 9 year old named this. The 6 year-old suggested Fruit Taco Combo. He argued that tomatoes are a fruit. I didn't think that name was entirely appropriate, even though he made an excellent point, and olives and chilies are also fruit.

All 3 verbal kids declared it "Delicious" and the baby licked the plate. High praise for the kids who routinely ask "Are there beans in this?" and make their excuses when I (almost always) say yes.

This whole dish costs less than $5 and takes under 30 minutes to make, including baking time.

Approximately 8 corn tortillas
1 large can refried beans
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 small can tomatoes with green chilies
4 oz Mexican style shredded cheese
1 small can sliced black olives

Dice onion and garlic. Sautee in oil until tender. Remove from heat. Add tomatoes, stir.

Layer into casserole dish, 4 tortillas, half of the beans, half of the tomato mixture, and half of the cheese. Repeat layers, and top with olives.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, until melty.

Serve with shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomato, salsa, and guacamole, as desired.

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