Seven-Layer Mexican Fiesta Casserole

From Greek Gods | Appetizers | Mexican

If you’re going to make any dish part of your go-to recipe collection it should be this one. It is super easy and quick to throw together and can be served as a dip for a hungry crowd or a part of a fun family dinner. When I was a kid my mom would put her version of this dish, prepared in a 9×13” baking dish, in the middle of the table and we would all dive in.

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8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Spectrum Naturals® Organic Coconut Oil, refined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) can Bearitos® Low-Fat Refried Beans
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Hain® Sea Salt
  • 1 (16 oz) bag of Garden of Eatin’® Red Hot BluesCorn Tortilla Chips18 chips separated out
  • 2 C prepared guacamole
  • 2 C prepared pico de gallo
  • 1 1/4 C The Greek Gods® Greek Style Yogurt, Plain
  • 1 1/2 C organic cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 C iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 bunch organic scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add refried beans, green chilies, chili powder, cumin and salt. Continue to cook, stirring gently, until mixture is heated through.
  3. While the beans are cooking, transfer 18 tortilla chips to a zip-top bag and crush coarsely.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, evenly spread refried bean mixture on the bottom of a glass serving dish. Top with an even layer of crushed tortilla chips. Next, spread an even layer of guacamole, then pico de gallo, then yogurt, then cheese.
  5. In a small bowl, combine lettuce, scallion and cilantro; toss gently. Spread mixture evenly over top of dip. Serve with your favorite variety of Garden of Eatin’® tortilla chips.

Tips

  • Want to shake up your next fiesta? Trifle bowls, pint glasses and other unusual shaped serving containers make great, unexpected serving dishes for this layered dish. Wide-mouthed mason jars with lids are great for packing the party to go.

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