Quesadilla Casserole


Quesadilla Casserole 4 - Joyful Momma's Kitchen
Remember how I told you in THIS post that occasionally I like to try new products from the grocery store?  This is a new product out by McCormick.  It is a little card with small amounts of different spices needed for 1 recipe.  They print the recipe on the back so that you can grab any other ingredients while you are at the store.
My grammy actually tried this recipe first and called to tell me about it.  She knows I love Mexican food and casseroles.  And let me tell you, this was so fast and easy to whip up, I could have made it for a quick lunch.  And it was REALLY good!!
There is crushed red pepper in here that does give it a kick, but you can leave it out and it is still yummy.  I put it in ours because I like a little spice.
You just need a few extra cans and some ground beef to get this dish started.
Add flour tortillas and a good amount of cheese and you are all set.  (I also tossed in a handful of pepper jack)
Quesadilla Casserole - Joyful Momma's Kitchen
Look at that ooey gooey, bubbly, cheesy yumminess
Quesadilla Casserole 2 - Joyful Momma's Kitchen
Layers of quesadilla
Quesadilla Casserole 3 - Joyful Momma's Kitchen
You all really should add this to your menu next week.  And, if you don’t want to buy the pre-measured spice card, you probably have all the spices you need in your cupboard.
Quesadilla Casserole
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
16 oz tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 3/4 oz) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (4 1/2 oz) green chilies, undrained
6 flour tortillas (8 inch size)
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1. Brown beef and onion in a large skillet on medium-high.  Add tomato sauce, beans, corn and green chilies.  Mix well.  Stir in all of the spices except the red pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat low and simmer 5 minutes.  Add red pepper to taste if desired.
2. Spread 1/2 cup of the beef mixture on bottom of 9X13 pan (sprayed with pam). Top with 3 of the tortillas, overlapping as needed.  Layer with 1/2 of the remaining beef mixture and 1/2 of the cheese.  Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef and cheese.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until heated through.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
We put sour cream on ours. Guacamole would be yummy on it too.

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