Winter Dinner Ideas for Amazing Nights In
When it comes to getting cozy and curling up for the night, what better way to get your body ready for bed than creating meals that simply warm your heart. During the holiday season and winter months, its important to stay nurtured and healthy so you can tackle the bold weather and all those holiday parties with loads of beauty sleep in between.
Mexican Layered Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 cup shredded chicken
1 16 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cumin
1 cup fresh salsa
6 corn tortillas, halved
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (hold 1 cup aside for final topping)
½ cup diced tomatoes
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lime, zest
½ cup chopped tomatoes
½ cup black olives, sliced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
2. Mix the pinto beans, black beans, salsa and hot sauce in a medium bowl.
3. Lay 4 of the tortilla halves onto the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Top with ⅓ of the bean mix. Top beans with ¼ cup of cheese. Top cheese with 4 more tortilla halves, another layer of bean mix, and an additional ¼ cup of cheese. Top with remaining tortillas.
4. Mix shredded chicken and spices and evenly top tortillas. Add diced tomatoes and 1 cup shredded cheese.
5. Cover the pie pan with aluminum foil.
6. Cook casserole for 15 to 20 minutes; until cheese is melted.
7. While casserole is cooking mix sour cream and lime zest.
8. Remove casserole from oven. Uncover and let cool for five minutes to ten minutes.
9. Top casserole with lime sour cream. Sprinkle with the leftover cheese, cilantro, chopped tomatoes and olives. Slice and and serve immediately.
- Romell Bhaala