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Saturday, January 26, 2013

creamy casseroles?! // creamy burrito casserole


truth be told, when i first wrote the title for this entry, i was a bit skeptical. after completing my recipe (successfully!) for creamy burrito casserole, i was in heaven. 

delicious? yes. easy? yes. creamy? YES. 

have you ever had a casserole that was creamy?! oh my. it's quite habit forming.

i know, i know. you're skeptical. but trust me! *wink*


CREAMY BURRITO CASSEROLE

serves: 4
*everything i could have made myself, i did.
*all ingredients are organic and not processed.

the goods: 
1lb ground turkey or chicken
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
2.5 Tablespoons taco seasoning (make your own! so much healthier.)
5-6 whole wheat tortillas (repeat! make your own! so much healthier.)
2 cups refried beans (repeat! make your own! so much healthier.)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 large tomatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin

how-to:
{preheat oven to 350}
-cook tomatoes down to a sauce. add a pinch of salt.
-brown ground turkey/chicken and onion. add seasoning.
-stir in refried beans. combine. 
-mix sour cream with tomato sauce. add 1/2 teaspoon cumin. 
-spread half of sour cream mix into bottom of casserole pan.
-tear up tortillas and layer half over sour cream mix. 
-spread half of meat and bean mix onto tortillas. 
-add half of cheese. add hot sauce if you so desire. 
-repeat layers. sour cream mix, tortillas, bean/meat mix.
-sprinkle remaining cheese over top. 
-bake for 25 to 30 minutes. enjoy! 

optional toppings: 
sour cream, diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro


i seriously hope you enjoy this as much as we have! the hubs is on his second helping. mmmmm! 

happy tasting. <3
kelly


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