Friday, 12 February 2010 00:19

Chilaquiles Casserole

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Ingredients
  • 1 Tblsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, frozen (thawed) or fresh
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 corn tortillas, quartered
  • 1 19-ounce can mild red or green enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are heated through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Scatter half the tortilla pieces in the pan. Top with half the vegetable mixture, half the enchilada sauce and half the cheese. Repeat with one more layer of tortillas, vegetables, sauce and cheese. Cover with foil. Bake the casserole for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and continue baking until the casserole is bubbling around the edges and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutritional Information: Per serving: 243 calories; 10 g fat (5 g sat, 4 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 5 g fiber; 338 mg sodium; 267 mg potassium.

Last modified on Friday, 12 February 2010 00:20

Recipes de Mi Mamá

We have taken our mamás’ y abuelitas’ traditional Hispanic recipes and made them fit our healthier lifestyles.

Some basic Tips to remember are:

Abuelita cooking

1. Look for alternatives to lard and butter. Try olive or sesame seed oil and use about half of what the recipe calls for, you can always add a little water to the oil if you need to.

2. Try to boil, grill and bake rather than fry.

3. Replace your white rice with brown rice and your grains with whole grains make sure to use corn tortillas rather than flower.

4. Double your fruits and vegetables in every recipe.

5. Substitute your steak and ground beef for leaner proteins such as chicken or ground turkey.

6. You can still have dessert but make sure that fruit is a major ingredient.

7. Make sure that your plate has ¼ lean protein, ¼ whole grains, and ½ fruits/vegetables.

8. Food Pyramid: www.mypyramid.gov

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