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“A delicious layered one-dish meal with all-natural lean ground meat, browned and mixed with tomatoes, peppers, and black beans with southwest spices, layered with fluffy flour tortillas stuffed with a cream cheese and green chile mixture. Top it off with mild monterrey jack cheese and bake it to golden goodness.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and onions in large skillet; drain fat. Put stewed tomatoes into a blender and blend just long enough to break up large tomato pieces. (I skip that step with the diced tomatoes.) Add to skillet with meat. Stir in black beans, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Spread one side of tortilla with cream cheese, topping with green chiles. Fold tortillas in half over cream cheese. Pour half of the cooled meat sauce into the bottom of a 7-by-11 baking dish. (We actually did two smaller ones.) Arrange the folded tortillas over the sauce, overlapping if necessary. Pour the remaining sauce over the tortillas.
  3. Freeze at this point, if that's your plan. Thaw to slush state when ready to bake.
  4. To serve, cover dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese on top. Bake for 5 more minutes or until bubbly.

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