Southwestern Casserole

This recipe from Country Woman was a big hit. Easy enough for an 8 year old chef to make too! The casserole has sausage, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. Healthy AND tasty and plenty of leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.

12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing


  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked chorizo, casings removed or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 teaspoons each ground cumin, chili powder and paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese


  • Crumble chorizo into a large skillet; add onion. Cook and stir over
  • medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until meat is fully cooked; drain.
  • Add the beans, tomato sauce, corn, chilies, salsa, cilantro and
  • seasonings; heat through.
  • Place six tortillas in the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish. Layer with 3-1/2 cups meat mixture, the tomatoes and 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, meat mixture and cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes
  • longer or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 420 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 1,370 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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Michele, wife of 18 years to Robert (affectionately known as The Excellent Husband), and mother of three wonderful children, desires to encourage women to recognize their worth that is far above rubies. She serves her Savior, homeschools, gardens, spends time outdoors, cooks and bakes from scratch, knits, sews, and enjoys anything related to family. And now she carries around a little book in her pocket where she scratches notes on what to blog about.

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