California (Mexican) Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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California (Mexican) Tortilla Casserole
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°; Grease (or spray with non-stick pan spray) a 3qt casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In large skillet, saute beef with onion and garlic over medium heat (in batches if necessary) and drain; sprinkle chili powder over meat and mix well.
  3. Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, olives, and green chiles; simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Beat cottage cheese and egg together until blended.
  5. In bottom of 3qt casserole dish, spread 1/3 of meat; layer with half of jack cheese, half cottage cheese& egg, half tortillas, then next 3rd of meat.
  6. Continue layering with remaining jack cheese, c/c, remaining tortillas, ending with remaining 1/3 meat; sprinkle top with cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted; serve with sour cream, sliced black olives and green onion if desired (recommended).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 866.31 Kcal (3627 kJ)
Calories from fat 419.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.57g 72%
Cholesterol 189.65mg 63%
Sodium 3294.27mg 137%
Potassium 1147.21mg 24%
Total Carbs 55.73g 19%
Sugars 16.84g 67%
Dietary Fiber 7.39g 30%
Protein 56.96g 114%
Vitamin C 21.8mg 36%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Calcium 611.3mg 61%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 170.35 Kcal (713 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.16g 72%
Cholesterol 37.29mg 63%
Sodium 647.8mg 137%
Potassium 225.59mg 24%
Total Carbs 10.96g 19%
Sugars 3.31g 67%
Dietary Fiber 1.45g 30%
Protein 11.2g 114%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 36%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.1mg 31%
Calcium 120.2mg 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.4
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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