I love Mexican-flavored food. Who doesn't? The following is a recipe I put together one night when I was simply craving Mexican. You can put it together the way I did or try another option... the flavors are always a win! Oh, and by the way, these are HEALTHY options-- fairly low-fat and full of fiber!
You will need (most can be picked up at Aldi for super-cheap!):
Small corn tortillas
1 can fat-free refried beans
1 package low-fat neufchatel cheese
1 package fat-free cheddar cheese
1 can chili, with or without meat
1 can enchilada sauce (I chose medium spice)
Preheat oven to 400. Combine refried beans, neufchatel cheese, and chili. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds (they'll need to be warm to roll or they'll rip). Spoon the mixture into the warm tortilla and roll; place side-by-side in a pan. When the pan is full, cover with enchilada sauce and top with cheddar cheese. Cover with foil. Bake for about 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for about 10, until cheese and sauce are bubbly.
You can add green onions for added flavor if you so choose, avacado for healthy fat, and black beans for fiber.
Another option with same ingredients is Mexican lasagna (you may want to double ingredients):
Layer corn tortillas into the bottom of a pan. Cover with mixture, then sauce, then cheese. Add another layer of tortillas, and repeat. Continue to layer until you have about 4 layers of tortillas, and bake just as the enchiladas are baked.
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