Looking for some cheap dinner alternatives to pull you through a tight budget this winter? Check out these recipes below!
1. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
8 taco-sized flour tortillas, cut into quarters
2 cups of cooked and diced chicken
2 cups of cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, shredded
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups enchilada sauce (red or green, whatever you prefer!)
For garnish (optional):
Black olives, sliced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking dish. Cover bottom of dish with ½ cup of enchilada sauce. Then, add these ingredients in layers in the following order: 8 tortilla quarters, ⅔ cup of chicken, ⅓ of the black beans, ½ cup of the cheese, and ⅓ cup of enchilada sauce, and repeat this step two more times. Layer remaining tortilla quarters then remaining enchilada sauce. Top with remaining cheese and cover dish with foil. Bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for 10 more minutes, until cheese is slightly browned and melted. Remove from oven, add desired toppings, and serve!