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January 10, 2011 8:34 AM
I'm determined to eat through the miscellaneous odds and ends left in my fridge and cabinets before I buy anything else. That being said, I have a package of those small corn tortillas that needs to be eaten up. Does anyone have any ideas on how to use these in a casserole or something? Thanks!
  43272
January 10, 2011 8:39 AM
Hmm, not sure of a casserole.

I like to use them for little breakfast burritos though. Just throw in some eggs with ketchup.
January 10, 2011 8:40 AM
A friend of mine always made pizza with hers before and after her surgery! low cal and tasty!!!
  3486926
January 10, 2011 8:40 AM
We have used them to make an enchilada "casserole", or you could just make enchiladas. Also nice toasted crisp and sprinkeled over soup or salads.
January 10, 2011 8:41 AM
mexican tortilla casserole in a slow cooker or oven. I'm pretty sure you can find a yummy recipe on Sparks People.
  322293
January 10, 2011 8:41 AM
You can make chicken enchiladas or use a different meat of your choice. I like to tear those tortillas into strips and layer my casserole with cheese, sauce, black beans, etc.
January 10, 2011 8:41 AM
Spray them with a little cooking spray, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and bake them at 400 for 10 min (flip in between) for some low-cal tortilla chips! Perfect snack with a little bit of salsa and guacamole, low cal and it fulfills the salty/crunchy cravings!
  3250078
January 10, 2011 8:41 AM
You could make gilled fish tacos... they are so yummy!!! or chicken if you don't like fish!
  11440
January 10, 2011 8:42 AM
Check out this recipe from Cooking Light. I have made it and it was really good!

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001634740
  2462832
January 10, 2011 8:43 AM
Chicken breast cut up into chunk/strips.
Lots of salad...spinach etc.
Mix with light mayonnaise
Wrap
Eat :)
January 10, 2011 8:43 AM
Juevos Rancheros! My favorite is the Cooking Light recipe.
January 10, 2011 8:43 AM
Make your own corn chips
Slice them into 6ths with a pizza cutter. Spray with nonstick, spread on a cookie sheet. Bake in 350 til crispy. Eat with hot sauce or make nachos.
sometimes, I'll sprinkle a bit of chili powder over before baking. Just depends on my mood
January 10, 2011 8:44 AM
Such awesome ideas! Thank you very much!
  43272
January 10, 2011 8:52 AM
If you have enough tortillas you can make a lighter version of Chilaquiles, like this:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chilaquiles_casserole.html

Most original recipes require you to fry the tortillas first. Not necessary!
January 10, 2011 9:48 AM
I make casseroles weekly with leftover chicken, steak, pork, roast - whatever meat I have available.

The basic premise is this:

In casserole pan - put about 1/4 cup of salsa on the bottom, start layering - first about 4-5 corn tortillas, plain yogurt on top of that (you can use sour cream but I always use plain yogurt and no one can tell) whatever meat you are using, more salsa, vegetables (again, I will use leftover veggies or sometimes a bag of frozen corn, usually a chopped onion and/or green pepper) begin again w/ the same layers and then I top with a can of either the red enchilada sauce or the green. I will sometimes add shredded cheese on top too but it's really not necessary. I will sometimes add a can of black beans too. I will serve this with a nice green salad and call it dinner!

This is always, always a hit with my family. It cracks me up too since I basically clean out the leftovers from my fridge to make it!
  35676
January 10, 2011 11:46 AM
For the above recipe - do you bake this or serve it cold like a dip? Just curious - I didn't know if the sour cream bakes well. Thanks!
  43272
January 10, 2011 11:50 AM
QUOTE:

I make casseroles weekly with leftover chicken, steak, pork, roast - whatever meat I have available.
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This is always, always a hit with my family. It cracks me up too since I basically clean out the leftovers from my fridge to make it!


LOL! A friend of mine makes "Must Go Soup" - That's when she cleans out her fridge, (as in "Everything Must Go!").

Your recipe looks like a keeper. I use a lot of LaTortilla Low Carb WW tortillas - Have been thinking of trying those in something similar, like Chilequilas.
January 10, 2011 12:14 PM
Family favorite here. You can healthy it up by substituting low fat, light, etc. products.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This is a Tex-Mex casserole dish that will be eaten up so fast. It is petty simple to make. It is assembled just like a Lasagna dish. Only difference is that we use Corn Tortillas.

Ingredients:

10 - 7 inch corn tortillas
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded
1 lb. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup mayo.
1/4 green onions, chopped (garnish)
* 1 can Rotel, drained (garnish)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cook chicken, shred, and cool.
3. Mix shredded chicken, sour cream, chicken broth, taco seasoning, mayo, 3/4 of cheddar cheese, and salt & pepper in a bowl.
4. Lightly grease a 9x9 casserole dish.
5. Place 2 corn tortillas on bottom of the casserole dish.
6. Cover with chicken mixture.
7. Repeat until all tortillas are gone. Note: The final layer should be 2 tortillas.
8. Place drained Rotel and remaining cheddar cheese on top.
9. Cover with foil and bake for 45 min.
10. Remove foil and place under broiler for 3-5 mins.
11. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Tips from Chef Bek:

* Boil your chicken to prevent from overcooking.
* If Rotel is not available, use a can of Mexican Stewed Tomatoes.
Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe
  3285815
January 10, 2011 1:08 PM
QUOTE:

I make casseroles weekly with leftover chicken, steak, pork, roast - whatever meat I have available.

The basic premise is this:

In casserole pan - put about 1/4 cup of salsa on the bottom, start layering - first about 4-5 corn tortillas, plain yogurt on top of that (you can use sour cream but I always use plain yogurt and no one can tell) whatever meat you are using, more salsa, vegetables (again, I will use leftover veggies or sometimes a bag of frozen corn, usually a chopped onion and/or green pepper) begin again w/ the same layers and then I top with a can of either the red enchilada sauce or the green. I will sometimes add shredded cheese on top too but it's really not necessary. I will sometimes add a can of black beans too. I will serve this with a nice green salad and call it dinner!

This is always, always a hit with my family. It cracks me up too since I basically clean out the leftovers from my fridge to make it!
I bake this for about 30-40 minutes in a 350 oven.
  35676
January 10, 2011 1:31 PM
QUOTE:

Family favorite here. You can healthy it up by substituting low fat, light, etc. products.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This is a Tex-Mex casserole dish that will be eaten up so fast. It is petty simple to make. It is assembled just like a Lasagna dish. Only difference is that we use Corn Tortillas.

Ingredients:

10 - 7 inch corn tortillas
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded
1 lb. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup mayo.
1/4 green onions, chopped (garnish)
* 1 can Rotel, drained (garnish)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cook chicken, shred, and cool.
3. Mix shredded chicken, sour cream, chicken broth, taco seasoning, mayo, 3/4 of cheddar cheese, and salt & pepper in a bowl.
4. Lightly grease a 9x9 casserole dish.
5. Place 2 corn tortillas on bottom of the casserole dish.
6. Cover with chicken mixture.
7. Repeat until all tortillas are gone. Note: The final layer should be 2 tortillas.
8. Place drained Rotel and remaining cheddar cheese on top.
9. Cover with foil and bake for 45 min.
10. Remove foil and place under broiler for 3-5 mins.
11. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Tips from Chef Bek:

* Boil your chicken to prevent from overcooking.
* If Rotel is not available, use a can of Mexican Stewed Tomatoes.
Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe


Sounds REALLY good!!!
January 10, 2011 1:44 PM
Fish tacos with mango salsa. Best use of corn tortillas I can think of.
  3258543
January 10, 2011 1:52 PM
You can bake them until they are crispy and make lowfat toastados using fat free refried beans. Or make enchaladas using Wolf Turkey chili.
January 10, 2011 5:59 PM
I baked tortillas with Pam and seasoned them with Montreal Style Chicken Spice Mix. Made for a nice bar-b-que like flavor without adding an extra calories.
January 10, 2011 6:45 PM
I like to rip up corn tortillas and throw them into soups to thicken it up and its adds another layer of flavor to the soups for sure. Family favorite at my house is I make flank steak tacos by grilling flank steak and making homemade salsa(roma tomatoes, cilantro, onions, a sprinkle of garlic salt).
  3539020
January 10, 2011 9:01 PM
Put them on a single layers and microwave them for 2 min. Flip them and go another 2 min. They actually get crispy like a chip and are fat free. Dip them in your fav salsa for a healthy snack

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