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Black Bean Tortilla Casserole Recipe

Black Bean Tortilla Casserole Recipe

"A cousin gave me this recipe— she know my family loves Southwestern fare," says Sue Briski of Appleton, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green peppers
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the onions, peppers, tomatoes, picante sauce, garlic and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the beans.
  • 2. Spread a third of the mixture in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with four tortillas and 2/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers; top with remaining beans.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with toppings. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece with toppings) equals 246 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.