Saturday, April 12, 2008

Recipe: Burrito Bake Casserole

Sallbu posted a burrito bake recipe to the mini-challenge YahooGroup. I made something similar and thought I'd share it with you guys! It worked out really well and enabled me to use up some leftover taco meat sauce I had in the fridge!


2 whole wheat tortillas, burrito size

1 can refried beans

about 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (4 cheese Mexican blend)
1 cup prepared taco meat sauce

4 tbsps salsa

non-stick spray

I used a round casserole dish that was about 9" wide. A whole wheat tortilla just filled the very bottom of the dish.
I sprayed it with generic non-stick spray. Then, I laid a whole wheat tortilla in it. These were the LaTortilla Low Carb whole wheat tortillas. I'm going to review them on my blog soon. Anyway, I put one in the bottom of the dish. Then, I spread half a can of refried beans over the tortilla. Then, I spread around about a cup or so of leftover taco meat sauce I had in the fridge. I spread about 1/2 a cup of shredded cheese (4 cheese Mexican blend) over that and then put on another tortilla. Next, I spread on the other half can of refried beans. I put about 4 tbsps of salsa over top of that and then about a cup of shredded cheese.

That is it! I baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or till the cheese was all melty and gooey. I did the numbers too! I can eat about a fourth of this dish, so that is the serving size I used--1/4 of the whole pan. I can, however, eat between a cup to cup and a half of chewed-consistency of food in a meal and this was my lunch, not a snack. Your serving size may vary, but to figure it out easily, multiply each of the numbers below by 4 (as I had 4 servings) and divide by the number of servings YOU make...

The numbers for 1/4th of this recipe were

calories: 320

fat: 14 grams (6 sat, 0 trans)

sodium: 850 mgs

cholesterol: 52 mgs

total carbs: 27 grams (10 fiber, 1.5 sugars)

protein: 23 grams

And, a pic courtesy of Martalinda:
You can view Martalinda's comments about the dish at OH by clicking that link!

NOTE: "Taco Meat Sauce" as I use it is the following:
Brown 1 pound ground beef and drain away the grease/fat. You can rinse it, but it is not required. Next, add 1 packet of taco seasoning mix and about a quarter cup (1/4 cup) of the salsa of your choice and the water that the packet of seasoning calls for. Mix this all together well and simmer it till done according to the packet of seasoning (4 or 5 minutes maybe). I just simmer it on a low heat till the water all cooks away and you're left with the seasoned meat.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Lea. I made this for my family tonight and it is a hit! Great job. :)

Lea in WV said...

Glad to hear they liked it! So far, it has been a hit with everyone who tried it!

Rachel said...

OMG, this looks absolutely delectable!

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