This is the second in our Easy Mexican Recipes Series. If you missed the first, see Chicken Tacos, and watch for more posts in this series this week!
This poor Spicy Mexican Casserole recipe from Green Giant only received one star. So I decided to give it a little bit of a makeover. Now, I haven't tried the original recipe, but I do think the makeover turned out really well and I tried to maintain as much of the flavor as possible.
Upon reading the recipe, my initial impression was that it really did contain some good flavors. It wasn't a bad recipe, but perhaps a bit greasy with all the cheese, sausage, and pastry crust. I lightened things up by using black beans instead of sausage. To add some heat, since I took away a bit of that by omitting the sausage, I added fire-roasted green chile. Fresh bell peppers were added for higher vegetable content and in both green and red for lots of color.
Cumin adds a little bit more Mexican flair to the recipe. If you like, you could even add a bit of chile or chipotle powder. And I used diced potatoes for the base. I hope you like this made-over lightened Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole.