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Black Bean Chicken Casserole

 Black Bean Chicken Casserole
“This casserole never fails to receive compliments whenever I serve it,” writes Tracy Kimzey of Blacksburg, Virginia. “The ingredients come together so nicely to give it a unique wonderful flavor. It's one of our favorites.”
10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • Fat-free sour cream, chopped green onions and sliced ripe olives, optional


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until
  • tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes,
  • salsa, cumin, salt, oregano and pepper. Add beans and chicken; heat
  • through.
  • Spread a third of the mixture into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish
  • coated with cooking spray. Layer with four tortillas, a third of the

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Black Bean Chicken Casserole (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • chicken mixture and 1 cup cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas
  • and chicken mixture.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or
  • until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream, green onions and
  • olives if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without optional toppings) equals 283 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.