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Fiesta Bean Casserole Recipe
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Fiesta Bean Casserole Recipe

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Karen Tjelmeland of Ely, Iowa, writes, “I don’t recall its origin, but I have had this recipe for many years.” A Triscuit cracker crust makes it a unique meatless option.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 16 Triscuits or other crackers
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • Sour cream and sliced ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise; calculated without sour cream and olives) equals 561 calories, 31 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 1,103 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the beans, onion, green chilies and cumin. Place eight crackers in an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with half of the bean mixture; layer with remaining crackers and bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the milk, mayonnaise and egg; pour over cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve with sour cream and olives if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Fiesta Bean Casserole in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise; calculated without sour cream and olives) equals 561 calories, 31 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 1,103 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

I ended up making this in an 8x8 dish with just one layer. It is a little bland for my taste but chives added a little more flavor. Next time I'll use garlic, chives, and maybe throw on some chopped tomatoes before serving.

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