Taco Fiesta Bake

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

A Mexican casserole served over lettuce.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease/spray a 13" x 9" casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions.
  3. In a large skillet, brown/crumble ground beef with onion, green pepper and garlic. Drain and return to the skillet.
  4. Add to the skillet, tomatoes, Black beans, tomato paste, water and seasonings. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  5. Scatter HALF of the coarsely crushed chips on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  6. Top with HALF of the beef/bean mixture.
  7. Top with HALF of the cottage cheese/sour cream mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with HALF of the shredded cheese.
  9. Repeat all the layers again, ending with the last of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle top with black olives (optional) and reserved chopped dark green onion parts (optional).
  10. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  11. Divide shredded lettuce on plates and spoon casserole over top to serve.