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Beef and bean casserole satisfies burrito lovers

Tortillas, ground beef and black beans are the main ingredients of this casserole
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Ever get the urge for a burrito but hate the assembly line that usually goes with preparing one? Here is a one-dish solution that will satisfy a burrito craving with very little effort.

The casserole takes only a handful of ingredients: soft tortillas, ground beef, a shredded Mexican cheese blend, sour cream (both low fat or regular work in this recipe), diced onion and a can of Bush's Black Bean Fiesta Grillin' Beans. The beans already contain just the right amount of seasoning to flavor the entire dish. Of course, additional garlic, cumin or black or red pepper can be added if desired.

This casserole - as are most - falls into the "comfort food" category. The tortillas stay nice and soft and the addition of sour cream creates a rich and creamy texture. In the event of leftovers, store in single portion microwaveable containers for easy reheating; it tastes just as good after a day in the refrigerator or freezer.

Burrito Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 pk. 6" or 8" soft tortillas
1 can (15 oz) Bush's Black Bean Fiesta Grillin' Beans
1 c. sour cream
1 1/2 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend
sliced black or green olives (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1 qt. casserole dish with nonstick coating or lightly coat bottom and sides with vegetable oil. Line bottom and sides with soft tortillas.

Brown ground beef in a skillet; add onion and saute until onion is slightly soft, about 2-3 minutes. Drain beef and onion well. Place beef mixture on top of tortilla layer.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine beans, bean liquid and sour cream. Pour over meat mixture. Cover with shredded cheese and top with olive slices.

Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven, or until contents are thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Serves 4-6.

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