To my surprise I finally made a dinner that lasted more than one day. My creation lasted 3 days. I could not be more excited. When I make dinner that lasts more than one night then, I am not rushed throwing something together right after evening practice. I was able to come home from working with Maria and just heat up dinner.
I absolutely love Mexican food. Maybe because I grew up in Texas, but a go to meal is usually inspired with spices such as cumin and chili powder topped with jalapeno. One of my all time favorite foods are fajitas. However, I do love to stuff them full of all the good stuff which makes it impossible to actually consume in a neat fashion. So I decided to put some of my favorite ingredients in a pan and turn it into more of a casserole. This way I get more of the good stuffing which goes into tacos and fajitas!!!
In order to make your own version of a taco bake, you can pick ingredients which you enjoy most. Since I have to eat foods which are gluten-free I started off by lining the baking dish with torn up pieces of corn tortillas. Next I made a mixture on the stove combining black beans, pinto beans, shredded chicken (leftovers from the night before), onion, and a packet of taco seasoning. Usually I create my own taco seasoning, but I found a gluten-free alternative at the store the other day so for convenience I used the packet. After all the stuffing was mixed and heated thoroughly I poured half of it on to the tortillas.
I love to add greens in my foods in any shape or form. So, I made a layer of Kale and mushrooms topped with another layer of the chicken stuffing. Topped with sliced avocado,more tortillas, a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies and cheese.
I baked the dish for about 25 to 30 minutes. Everything was already cooked I just wanted to make sure it was heated well all throughout and the cheese was nice and melted.
Next time I will add peppers to my chicken mixture, I bought them to add, I just forgot when I was making the dish. I love having dinners that last more than one day. This means more time to run!!
1 can tomatoes with green chilies
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 chicken breast, shredded
1 8oz packet of cheese
8 corn tortillas
1 pkg of taco seasoning
1 onion sliced
1 sliced avocado
1 handful of kale
6 sliced mushrooms
Keep in mind you can add and subtract many ingredients. Make it to your own liking and get lots of use out of it!