We are making a greater effort to prepare dinner at home and not eat out or do the whole carry out thing. We cook much better than anything we can get from a restaurant so why waste the money? Besides, it equals more recipes for you guys!
We are now in the habit of developing weekly menus (I highly recommend doing this) and for our first meal we made a Burrito Casserole, vegetarian of course. The beauty of it, though, you can use hamburger.
What You Need:
1 cup rice
1 can vegetable broth (or beef or chicken broth)
1 (12 oz) package of frozen so burger crumbles (or 1 lb hamburger)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato juice
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 package taco seasoning
2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1 can vegetarian (or not) refried beans
1 1/2 cups salsa
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
What To Do:
1. In a sauce pan bring broth to boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
3. Place soy crumbles, tomatoes, tomato juice, refried beans, chili powder, cumin and taco seasoning in a medium fry pan over medium high heat. Cook and stir for 10 minutes. Note: If you use hamburger, cook your burger first and drain off all that wonderfully fattening grease.
4. Lay 1 flour tortilla in a lightly greased 8X8 inch baking dish. Layer with one half of tomato and soy mixture, one half of rice, one half of cheese. Repeat.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through and cheese melted. Serve it up!