Saturday, September 22, 2012

no meat mexican black bean lasagna.

Here's my end-of-summer recipe!  Ha!  Posting it on the first day of fall. :)  
NO MEAT Mexican Black Bean Lasagna!

1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can of whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
2 (10 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes w. green chilies, drained
*VERY important to drain all of these!  Trust me - I've skipped doing this before, and it will make a BIG difference!

1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin (I usually use about a teaspoon or even a little more...)

8 (6 inch) corn tortillas (sometimes I use the bigger ones!  if you do, then you'll only need about 4)
Mexican-style cheese blended - I usually use whatever we have in the fridge...I tend to get a little cheese happy, so maybe several cups??

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Preheat over to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray...sometimes I forget this step!  No biggie!

In a large bowl, combine your beans, corn, and tomatoes.

In a small bowl, stir together ricotta, sour cream, and cumin.

Place 2 tortillas (or if you're using the bigger ones, just fold one in half) on the bottom of the loaf pan.  Spread about 1/3 cup (rough estimate - just wing it) of ricotta mixture over tortillas.  Top with about 1/3 cup (again, wing it!) of black bean mixture.  Sprinkle GENEROUSLY with cheese.  REPEAT THESE STEPS 3 TIMES!  I usually end by putting one or two tortillas on top...they get nice and crunchy!

Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and your cheese has melted!  Enjoy!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

That sounds (and looks) delish! Yum, so pretty for fall....

Thanks for putting up these yummies....Creek Junk looks great.

Kathy Maiocco said...

We tried this today. We both give it 2 thumbs up. Easy to make and delicious. Thanks for sharing. Love ya GK

Stephanie said...

thanks, momma. :) glad you got to taste some of it yday!

whoot - Creek Junk!! :)

Stephanie said...

so glad y'all tried it. :)
and happy to hear that BOTH of y'all enjoyed it!

Suzie said...

Sounds yummy. What did Michael think about the 'no meat'? Alex doesn't go for it, haha.

Stephanie said...

It's SO, SO good! I was hoping you'd see this recipe. :) Surprisingly, Michael actually makes requests for it all the time...it's sometimes nice to take a break from chicken, beef, pork, etc. Plus, since it's so easy, I'm ALL for it. Add some meat in it for Alex!!! I bet it would be pretty good!!!