Mexican Casserole

Ingredients:Mexican Casserole
1 cup chopped onion
1 zucchini, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) package meatless fat-free crumbles (such as Lightlife Smart Ground) or 2 potatoes, chopped
16 corn tortillas (mixed and pressed my own)
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 cups chopped seeded plum tomato
2 Tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 cup (8 ounces) vegan shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
2 Tablespoons chopped green onions
1 can black olives, chopped (optional)
3 cups enchilada sauce

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion, garlic and jalapeño pepper and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in black pepper, cumin, chili powder and fat-free crumbles. Cook until it’s heated thoroughly.

In a 9 x 13 Pyrex pan layer the bottom with enchilada sauce and cover with tortillas. Spoon in the meat-less (or potato) mixture and spread evenly over the tortillas.

Heat your skillet and add the beans and mash, stirring constantly. Stir in the lime juice. Combine the tomato, zucchini and cilantro and stir until mixed. Layer the beans over the meat-less mixture evenly. Top off the casserole with another layer of tortillas and cover with enchilada sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool, top with green onions and olives (optional).

SERVING SIZE: 12 servings

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories……….192
Total Fat……..1 g
Cholesterol….0 mg
Sodium…………247 mg
Potassium……383 mg
Total Carbs….40 mg
Protein………….6 g

NOTES:

Source: Cooking Light

Notes: I have also made this as a two layer casserole, with a layer of corn tortillas and enchilada sauce between thee meatless mixture (or potato mixture) and the bean mixture. Either way, it comes out good and filling.