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Easy Tortilla Casserole

This casserole is a great quick and easy week night meal.  If you have some leftover chicken from a previous meal like I did, it takes less then 10 minutes to put together.  For me, these are the perfect type of recipes for week nights.  By the time I get off work, pick up Rose and get home, it’s generally after 6pm.  I don’t want to spend the precious few hours Rose is still awake making anything complicated.
You can spice this up as much as you want by using different temperatures of salsa.  I found a fire-roasted one at my local Raley’s that gives it a nice kick and a lovely smokey flavor.
Spicy Tortilla Casserole
adapted from Raleys
2 cups Salsa of your choice (fire-roasted preferred)
1 (7 3/4-oz.) can Tomato Sauce
6 taco-size Corn Tortillas, divided
1 (16-oz.) can Refried Beans (spicy or regular)
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 small can Sliced Olives
1.  Preheat oven to 375°F and spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2.  Combine salsa and tomato sauce in a small bowl.
3.  Place 3 tortillas on the bottom of prepared dish (tear to fit evenly). Top with beans, 1/3 of
sauce, 1/3 of cheese and olives. Place 3 more tortillas on top; top with chicken, 1/3 of sauce and 1/3 of cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, remaining sauce and remaining cheese.
4.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Top with sour cream if desired.

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