Absolutely Delicious, Skinny Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

Absolutely Delicious, Skinny Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

Forget all the tortilla rolling, I’ve got a skinny twist that’s easy to assemble and really, really good. This casserole has many of the same ingredients of a classic enchilada and some updated skinny ones too.  For example, instead of adding a large amount of high fat cheese, I’m adding fat free cottage cheese to the layers and only topping with ½ cup of shredded reduced-fat cheese.  The cottage cheese adds a rich, cheesy flavor.  In addition, I’m using fat free sour cream and very lean ground beef.  The skinny for 1 serving,  285 calories, 4 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  One full fat serving has 429 calories and 24g fat. Best of all, this Mexican-style dish is loaded with flavor!

Prep Time: 25 minutes (includes browning the beef)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (½ of a 1-pound package) extra lean ground beef, I used Trader Joe’s 96/4, see healthy benefits
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-oz) can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles, see shopping tip
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream
  • ½ cup fresh corn kernels (cut from 1 cob) or ½ cup frozen and thawed
  • ¼ cup fat free cottage cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 (6-inch) Mission yellow corn tortillas, extra thin, see shopping tip
  • 1 (10-oz) can enchilada sauce, see shopping tip
  • Ingredients for Topping:
  • ¾ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup scallions, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Instructions
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