I give this 4 stars, simply because I changed a couple of ingredients to suit my family's taste preferences. My casserole results, I'd give it 4 stars. What I did was substituted 1 can low sodium black beans for ranch style beans (no one likes ranch style beans here). I used regular Petite diced tomatoes (skin on - I wasn't sure why the tomatoes needed to be peeled?), and instead of 2 Tbsp of chili powder, I used about 2/3 of a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning (I think I added about half a packet, stirred well, tasted it, needed a bit more, but I didn't add the rest of the packet, just a little more, and have some left over, so 2/3 or 3/4 of a packet? tasted again and it was just enough). I also put a layer of shredded cheese in the middle of the casserole in addition to on top. Three out of my family of four liked this casserole and wants me to make it again. I kept thinking it's quite chewy. I wonder if it would work well with layered tortilla chips? Will try that next time. :)
I completely forgot that I added taco bell taco seasoning to this the last time I made this, which was the first time - also which was the time I put up the review... so tonight, I'm in the kitchen and hmmm. it's missing something, so yah, I added TB taco seasoning to it. lol silly me! I did remember about not wanting to add tortillas, but tortilla chips, so this time, I put the chips on top, covered w/Cheese and baked uncovered for about 20 minutes. NOW it's 5 STARS!!
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I give this 4 stars, simply because I changed a couple of ingredients to suit my family's...