delicious and easy mexican casserole.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Mexican is my favorite genre of food to make AND eat. I could eat it all day, everyday. Well maybe not that much, but I do love it. That being said, I made a new dish the other day, which I like to call Mexican Casserole. It was super easy, provided enough left overs for a week, and was absolutely delicious! If you like Mexican food, you HAVE to try this.

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup shredded chicken, cooked [leave out for vegitarian option!]
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 jar salsa of your choice
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel golden corn
  • 1 small bag “Ready Rice” (instant/minute rice)
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips of your choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Heat 1 T. olive oil in skillet over med-high heat, add onion and green pepper
  • Cook 3-5 minutes
  • Add chicken, salsa, rice (you do not have to pre-cook the rice – it will cook in the skillet), beans, tomatoes, and corn to skillet

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  • Cook ingredients for about ten minutes or until all vegetables are tender and rice is soft
  • Toss all the ingredients from the skillet into a 9×13 sprayed baking dish
  • Spread out evenly in the dish
  • Crumble tortilla chips on top of casserole

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  • Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven

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  • Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream

This is sure to be a winner, even for stubborn children and husbands. Enjoy!

Just a side note: If you want to mix it up a bit with the leftovers, spoon the ingredients into soft tortilla shells and cook them in a sprayed skillet for about ten minutes, or until each side of the tortilla is lightly browned. It’s easy and gives it a little twist, so you don’t get sick of it.

mexican can be healthy: low-fat fajitas.

My favorite type of food is Mexican. I would say I make it at least once a week, if not more. Not only is it exteremly affordable, but it’s always pretty easy to make! From tacos to enchilladas to fajitas, my husband and I just can’t get enough. I will admit, Mexican food can be unhealthy if you aren’t careful, (especially when it comes to over-using cheese) but this recipe I have for you is actually not bad at all. Here ya go:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1 green, red, orange, andyellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 c. frozen corn
  • 1 packet of McCormick’s fajita seasoning mix
  • 1/4 c. water
  • whole wheat flour tortillas
  • light sour cream
  • fat-free shredded cheese

Directions:

  • Heat 1 T. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Add and heat remaining oil. Add onion, peppers, and corn; cook and stir 3-5 minutes. Return meat to skillet.
  • Stir in water and seasoning packet. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Spoon into tortillas. Top with sour cream and cheese (optional).

I usually serve them with a side of brown rice. Enjoy!