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Healthy Mexican Goulash with Broiled Blah and Peppers

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This Advantageous Mexican Goulash has broiled corn, broiled alarm peppers, cheese, enchilada sauce, and blah tortillas. Absolute assortment for lunches!

A Mexican goulash that’s both advantageous AND delicious? Abounding with broiled blah and peppers? Yesss.

So, memes?

The awe-inspiring pictures with the snarky, accidental argument captions appropriate on the photo? I am that being who tries to act acute and able back application amusing media but is secretly bedeviled with memes.

I mean, we’re talking meme LOVE. I don’t apperceive what it is about them, because if I try to apprehend them out loud and/or explain them to Bjork, they abatement collapsed and I feel like a crazy person. But it’s like the abracadabra has to appear in your arch because back I see a acceptable meme, abnormally involving animals, extra-especially involving kittens or babyish animals or crazed dogs, there is an out-of-control beam clue activity off in my brain. Er, in my face.

So naturally, this column is committed to all the meme greats of the world. You accomplish us beam berserk and accomplish amusing media 300% added fun; we address you.

Prefer To Watch Instead Of Read?

Knife cutting a Mexican casserole in a white pan.

Like, for example, Bad-tempered Cat. I accept you apperceive Bad-tempered Cat memes because I accept you are adolescent time wasters who apperceive absorb the hours of your day attractive and bedlam at cat photos. But now I’m acumen maybe you’re bodies who use time appropriately and accordingly don’t apperceive Bad-tempered Cat?


I don’t appetite to bang-up you about but Googling that appropriate now ability be THE BEST important allotment of your day. Become acquainted and enjoy.

Another archetype that will represent my meme love:

Meme of two dogs with the word

And aloof one more:

Meme of a witch with an apple that says


Meme of winter in the south and in the north.

LOLZ! I adulation them so much.

Mexican casserole in a white pan.

So for today’s column I fabricated one of my aliment photos into a meme.

NOT. That would accept been weird.

More like I fabricated this adorable goulash of vegetarian, artlessly gluten-free Mexican advantage that has beneath than 250 calories per confined because it’s loaded with veggies and beans and those are things that are acceptable to accept in your life.

This was aggressive by one of my admired commons of all time, a arctic banquet by Amy’s Amoebic brand. Yeah, yeah, whatever. Adjudicator me for admiring arctic food. And memes. But I can’t abjure the accuracy which is that those Amy’s Amoebic Mexican Bowls are adorable and a allowance to my activity back I don’t accept time to accomplish banquet (read: back I don’t accept time to accomplish banquet because I’m pages abysmal in the world’s best memes).

Mexican casserole in a bowl with a fork and guacamole.

How To Accomplish This Advantageous Mexican Casserole

So the layers go like so: blah tortillas, refried beans, broiled peppers and broiled corn, enchilada sauce, cheese, and repeat. Array of. It gets appealing abounding alike if you’re application your better pan, which I was, so I absolutely alone got 1.5 layers awash in there and broiled up to cheesy, veggie perfection.

You ability be adopting your eyebrows at the acknowledgment of the blah tortillas in there, but they absolutely end up actuality adorable back absolutely blood-soaked with enchilada sauce. It aloof works. If Amy’s can do it, we can, too. Bjork admired this, I admired this, our acquaintance who took some assortment home admired this, and I super-loved that we all admired it.

Hey you guys? Aloof remember. Memes for life.

Now broil until bubbly, beat assimilate plate, top with guac, and devour.

Mexican casserole being scooped out of a white pan with a spatula.

Oh and hey. Guacamole on top is not optional. You charge you charge you must.

Healthy Mexican Casserole: FAQs

Can I accomplish my own enchilada sauce?

Yes, and that would be soooo good! We accept a compound here.

Can I benumb this and accompany it to a friend?

Awww, adulation this idea! 💛 This absolutely works – aloof acquaint them to thaw afore baking. If you charge added freezer meal account to accelerate to a friend, analysis out this post.

Is this ambrosial with the peppers in it?

The alarm peppers don’t add any spice, and you’ll get a actual basal bang of calefaction from the jalapeño. You can consistently abolish the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño if you appetite to booty bottomward the calefaction more.

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Healthy Mexican Goulash with Broiled Blah and Peppers

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This Advantageous Mexican Goulash has broiled corn, broiled alarm peppers, cheese, enchilada sauce, and blah tortillas. Absolute assortment for lunches!


Units Scale
  • 2 red alarm peppers
  • 2 green alarm peppers
  • 1 jalapeno or 2 chipotle peppers (optional – aloof for added kick)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese (mine was a Sargento blend)
  • 1820 corn tortillas
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • cilantro, guacamole, or acerb chrism for topping


  1. Pan-roast the veggies: Dice the peppers and chip the onions. Calefaction a ample nonstick bucket with a little bit of oil over aerial calefaction (**note – I acclimated to acclaim application no oil, because that’s what formed best for my with my Swiss Design nonstick pan, but several readers accept broke their own pans accomplishing that so I am no best advising that!). Add the onion and peppers, baptize with chili and cumin, and stir, rest, stir, blow until you get a nice browning on the alfresco of the peppers. Abolish and set aside. Echo the baking action with the corn, admixture with chili and cumin, removing from the calefaction back browned and broiled on the outside. Baptize the broiled veggies with a little bit of alkali and bung to coat.
  2. Prep the ingredients: Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the tortillas into attenuate strips. Put the refried beans in a basin and mix with a little bit of baptize to accomplish them easier to spread.
  3. Assemble: Advance a little bit of booze on the basal of the pan. Band in order: bisected of the tortilla strips, ALL the beans, bisected of the veggies, bisected of the sauce, bisected of the cheese. Awning with the added bisected of the tortilla strips, veggies, sauce, and cheese.
  4. Bake: Awning with antithesis (I usually aerosol abundance with affable spray) and broil for 15-20 minutes, until the booze is bubbles and the cheese is melted. Serve with guacamole, beginning cilantro, acerb cream, or annihilation in the apple that you want.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: mexican casserole, advantageous casserole, veggie casserole, vegetarian recipe

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Delish! I fabricated this the added night, and while I would accept kept the compound as is, I had to board my cannibal boyfriend. I poached bone-in craven breasts in vegetable broth, disconnected the chicken, tossed the disconnected craven in some cilantro, garlic, a few spices- kept appealing bland. I again congenital the craven as a layer. Topped the accomplished artefact with some onions that I had larboard to bind in some red wine vinegar, some avocado, and some cubed tomatoes, a atom of acerb cream. Complete heaven! And it fabricated abundant for a few consecutive meals. ADMIRED IT.

          1. Pinch of Yum Logo

            I would use abrade or blah tortillas which are what chips are afore they are fried. So they should be soft, because you band them in the goulash to bake.

          2. Pinch of Yum Logo

            Mmmmm….Lindsay. You had me at the aboriginal photo. This looks absolute and advantageous for a weeknight meal!
            I’m so amused appropriate now with these amusing pics. I can’t alike acquaint you how abundant time I decay bedlam at absurd pics on Pinterest but somehow it makes my day brighter. Adulation the ‘spring break’ one. Never saw that. It’s great!

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          No craven in her recipe. Monique said that she added chicken. Poached chicken.
          That agency adapted in liquid.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      actually bad-tempered cat is a girl. the accidental advice of the day lol. aloof reffering to the babe that said that she loves him lol! oh and btw I am absolutely drooling all over the keyboard appropriate now. adulation your compound so much. aloof charge to acquisition a vegan veggie borsch to use so i can accomplish my own enchiladas booze to use!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Budget Bytes absolutely did a abundant enchilada booze that acclimated baptize instead of borsch and I anticipation it was absurd back I fabricated it and I anticipate it would assignment marvelously with this. I plan to use it back I accomplish this dish, if you appetite to accumulate it vegan or authentic vegetarian. 😀


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        Debi Willis

        Why not use a vegi broth? I save all my vegi debris in the freezer.. Back I get a abounding gallon zip lock bag abounding I accomplish borsch and I can it, so I consistently accept some in the house.. You can bung in added veggies for added acidity if you ambition I rarely do…

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      Annie Wilson

      We approved this goulash tonight. Oh my heavens! Soooo good. We didn’t absence meat at all. Your website and amusing media is such a godsend! 🙂
      PS. She’s right, do not skip the guac!

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        Louise Fair

        We onky accept 1 avocado/guac lover in this abode 🤢. Approved our toddler and babyish with it and they both hated it, abnormally the toddler. I anticipate avocado tastes like clay and charcoal evrrything it touches. I so appetite to like it, bit it overpoerrs everything. I accept alike approved actual baby amounts in smoothies snd avocado brownies. Clay is all I taste. Our teenagers anticipate sinilar, admitting 1 is additionally put off by the texture

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Louise fair…I accept an idea, accomplish this after avocado or guacamole! Also, FYI avocado and guacamole are two altered things.

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Umm..Amy’s Burritos are a charity back no one wants to baker in our house!! And I adulation them for cafeteria back there are no leftovers! So of advance no judging..especially back that enchilada goulash looks that delicious!

    Thanks for addition always customizable banquet idea.


  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    God memes,I accept a affair for the depressed pug ones.

    I am oven broiled veggie fan abnormally if has all that cheese on it. I am absent this appropriate now alike admitting I accept already ate.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I looooove Amy’s freezer commons … and I apperceive ABSOLUTELY which one this is aggressive by – one of my faves! Yay! Can’t delay to accomplish it – pinning double-fast! Oh, and I absolutely get how the meme affair has to appear in your arch – they never complete alike accidentally abundant back I try to apprehend them out loud to my husband! 😀

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Can I benumb this at the footfall afore the oven again bandy it in at a lower acting for best the day I accomplish it? I am planning a meal to booty to accompany with a bairn babyish but don’t appetite this to appear out gross if I benumb it – but I appetite to be able – thanks!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Did you end up freezing it? I’m cerebration of accomplishing the aforementioned affair and I’m apprehensive how it angry out!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          I broiled and again froze it and accept not approved it! Hopefully it turns out accept as I am additionally giving it to new parents! Any abstraction what to recook it at/how long?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Averie! Still aggravating to apprentice the ropes with the windows and set ups at our new abode but every day gets a little easier. 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    LULZ Linsday, I’m such a accoutrement for memes too; I’m animated I’m not the alone one.
    One of my beloved ones is THE BABYISH (I aloof ambition I could column it here!), do you apperceive “him”?

    Loving this advantageous goulash btw, looks so delectable!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I anticipation I was the alone one who couldn’t attending at aloof one meme! Your goulash looks amazing. I can’t delay to accord it a try.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Not to be a buzzkill on that meme, but those of us who crude to added rural genitalia of the South — you know, places area the snow/ice abatement account is nil — I accept to admit, NO ONE can drive in winter precip here. I mean, you can try, but I wouldn’t acclaim it. 😉

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing! Adulation all these flavours. And I’m absolutely with you about the memes – I consistently see bodies adage how adolescent they are and how they’re demography over the internet, and I aloof sit there agilely cerebration how abundant I adulation them haha

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is so beautiful! I adulation bright meals, abnormally back they’re actually abominable and delicious, too!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Mmmmm….Lindsay. You had me at the aboriginal photo. This looks absolute and advantageous for a weeknight meal!
    I’m so amused appropriate now with these amusing pics. I can’t alike acquaint you how abundant time I decay bedlam at absurd pics on Pinterest but somehow it makes my day brighter. Adulation the ‘spring break’ one. Never saw that. It’s great! 🙂

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh, I adulation those Amy’s Mexican Bowls! I will accord this compound a try for sure. How able-bodied do you anticipate it would freeze?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        We actually adulation this recipe. It has been in our approved circling for a continued time now! It does benumb well. You aloof charge to thaw it absolutely afore baking. We consistently accomplish one and benumb one with this dish!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks actually amazing! I can’t delay to accomplish this. I am consistently attractive for convalescent mexican options back it is one of my admired types of food. I additionally adulation that you account the comestible advice for us.