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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mexican Pinto Bean Casserole

Sometimes, we need meals that really stretch our dollar. This Mexican Pinto Bean Casserole is one of those kinds of dishes. Not only is it very economical, but it tastes great too! Add the fact that it's super simple to prepare - and you've got yourself a great meal idea!

This is one of our family's favorite Meatless Monday meals. Since it's very economical, we enjoy it on occasion. I have been known to hide partially cooked zucchini, onions, jalapenos or carrots in this, too! Of course, if you would like to add ground beef, it would be fantastic with that also!

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Mexican Pinto Bean Casserole
Yield: 8 servings

1 pkg. (11 oz.) Doritos or Fritos chips
2 cans (30 oz. each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced Mexican-style tomatoes, drained
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 tbsp. chili powder***
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 cups (8 oz.) Cheddar cheese

Optional - lettuce, sour cream, jalapenos, black olives and tomatoes/salsa

Preheat oven to 350°.

Crush chips and sprinkle into a greased 13x9x2-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients except the cheese - mix well. Pour evenly over chips. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Serve with lettuce, sour cream, jalapenos, black olives and tomatoes/salsa.

*** You may choose to use an envelope of taco seasoning in place of the spices, if desired.

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26 comments:

  1. A super comforting dish. Perfect for the rainy days we have been having over here.

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  2. This sounds just yummy Jamie and very easy to throw together. I probably have all these ingredients around most of the time too. Why didn't I think of this? Thanks!

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    1. Necessity is the mother of invention - it's amazing what you can throw together with pantry ingredients! ;)

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  3. My husband and I love Mexican food. We may have to try this!

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  4. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Kristy
    www.kristyscreativechristianhome.com

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    1. Thank you Kristy! I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine :)

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  5. That sounds great! I try to do at least one meatless dinner a week.....I think my family will really enjoy this. Thanks!

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    1. We do a meatless dish once a week too .... it has really forced me to be outside of my comfort zone. I have discovered things I never would have otherwise discovered! I hope you enjoy :)

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  6. That sounds really good! I just love beans. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. I definitely have a new appreciation for beans since we've started doing meatless Monday's .... I think they are one of the most underrated food products - they are economical and so good for you!

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  7. This looks good and the perfect dish for a Meatless Monday. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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    1. This is one our favorite dishes for Meatless Monday!

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  8. YUM - I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine :)

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  9. This looks tasty. I had to laugh when you said you hide other veggies in there, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party.

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    1. I hide lots of stuff - what the family doesn't know won't hurt 'em! Great way to get picky eaters to eat stuff they "think" they don't like! HA :)

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  10. Thank you for sharing this tasty, affordable recipe. I'm always on the lookout for ways to sneak more veggie nutrition into dishes I serve my meatatarian so I'll be hiding the extra veggies in there for sure. ;) I've pinned your post to my vegetables board on Pinterest.

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    1. I love that it is affordable, too! Meatatarian! That's funny! I'm sure you could add 1 lb. ground meat to this from time to time too ... so the meatatarian isn't always deprived! Never tried it, but I think it would be great! Meatless meals are still a pretty new endeavor for us ...

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  11. It is really strange, I haven't used pinto beans in ages. I just needed your post to get me thinking. Thanks for linking this up.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Chaya! It's been quite a change for us going meatless one day a week ... I've come to the conclusion you can pretty much sub beans in place of quite a few ground meat recipes.

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  12. Yummy!! We'd love for you to link this up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/06/recipe-round-up-23.html

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  13. I love your always yummy and different recipes! I know love makes good cakes but Jamie make good foodies! Come over to Freedom Fridays to see what was featured this week. I'm not telling, Lol.

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  14. Sounds yummy! I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

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  15. I'll have to give this a try! Yep, I thought I would be able to stop hiding vegies once the kids moved out - no such luck - turns out the hubby can be worse than the kids about eating his vegies, lol.

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