Originally from Healthy Foods: An Irreverent Guide to Understanding Nutrition and Feeding Your Family Well. This is a fast and hearty way to satisfy your craving for Mexican food.


2 10 oz cans enchilada sauce
1 12-15 oz can tomato sauce
1 lb ground beef, extra lean, cooked and drained (or 4 C cooked and chopped chicken)
1 T cumin
1 T garlic powder
12 corn tortillas, chopped
12 oz black beans, canned, drained
1 lb cheddar or jack cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 13 X 9 pan.

In a saucepan, combine sauces. Let simmer.

Combine beef with seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.

Add about 1/2 of the sauce to the meat mixture and set aside.

On the bottom of the pan, pour 3/4 C sauce and add about 1/3 of the beef mixture and 1/3 of the beans.

Next, make a layer of corn tortillas, using 1/3 of what you have.

Add more beef, 1/3 of the beans, 1/4 of the cheese.

Repeat these layers: corn tortillas, beef, bean, and cheese, until everything is used. Top with remaining sauce and remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes. Wait 10 minutes before digging in!

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