Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fajita Casserole

One of the layers before cooking in a delicious casserole recipe sent to me by Gillian! It was yummy and originally came from Clean Eating Magazine. Healthy and low fat:)
I exchanged the whole wheat tortillas for corn tortillas, and used chicken. I also added 1/2 cup of water to the chicken pepper mixture as it was cooking to add a bit of moisture and added a dash of salsa. ( Actually I used some precooked chicken meat from a Rotisserie chicken I had and just warmed it up with the pepper mixture)
1 large red onion, halved, sliced lengthwise
½ red bell pepper, sliced into 1 ½ inch strips
½ green bell pepper, sliced into 1 ½ inch strips
2 tsp canola oil
1 lb boneless skinless turkey breast or 1 lb lean pork cutlet, sliced into 2 inch strips or chicken
3 large cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp cumin
2 ½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp ground black pepper
3 medium low-fat whole-wheat or corn tortillas,divided
1 15 oz can black beans, drained
2 tomatoes, chopped, divided
1 cup baby spinach, divided
1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
½ avocado (alligator pear!), diced
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large skillet, sauté onion and bell peppers in oil for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.Add meat, garlic and seasonings. Cook for 8 minutes.Add a bit of water if too dry.
Prepare casserole: In an 8x8 inch clear glass dish, begin to layer ingredients. Place 1 tortilla on bottom and add ¼ of turkey/vegetable mixture, 5 oz of black beans, ¼ cup of tomatoes, and ¼ cup spinach. Continue with second tortilla, following the same order of ingredients and amounts. Bake for 20 or so min until top is bubbly. Let cool for 5 to 10 min.
When serving, top each casserole piece with 2 tsp chopped avocado.Best enjoyed within 4 to 5 days; store in fridge in airtight container. (Top with plain yogurt too if you like sour cream on these kinds of dishes. It tastes wonderful.)


Lanyardlady said...

oh yummy! thanks for sharing...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This look delicious, Shelagh!

Happy Mohter's Day tomorrow.

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