1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cans (15 oz ea) of tomato sauce
15 oz can of black beans
My Homemade Taco Seasoning
4-6 flour tortillas
3-4 cups of shredded cheese
Are you ready? Let's cook!
|I love using my oven-to-table baking dish for this recipe!|
|I love using my cast iron skillet for anything taco related. Just holds heat so well!|
|I was all out of my organic black beans, but these worked fine.|
The original recipe called for half as much tomato sauce, but that's just not enough for this recipe. I tried it and was like--seriously? This is it? I love how the 2 cans of sauce just makes it a nice filling dish.
|Yum! I also sprinkled a little more red pepper flakes for kick!|
Now it's time to layer it all up!
|I love uncooked tortillas for this recipe--I just cook them as I'm making the taco mixture. |
But any flour tortillas will work.
|I always use a ladle. So much easier.|
Spread 1/2 cup of the taco mixture on the bottom of your baking dish (greased!). Layer with 2-3 tortillas, overlapping as needed.
|Yes, i am messy. Keeping it real. LOL!|
|In my 2.5 quart dish, two tortillas works fine for the layer.|
Layer with 1/2 of the remaining beef mixture and 1/2 of the cheese.
|Spread it around to cover your tortillas|
|I use about 2 cups of cheese per layer. We are very cheesy.|
|All layered up!|
|Cheesy and absolutely delicious!|
This is a GREAT recipe to take to potlucks, or to serve a group of people! It is very filling. I can get my family of 4 at least 2 meals out of it--so that matches the approximate 8 servings it suggests. If you doubled the recipe it would be EASY to make two of them with little extra work.
And the kids love helping! They enjoy the layering and each has a job--either the tortillas or the cheese!