Thursday, January 29, 2009

Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

Hmmm, I realized after taking these pictures that I could have added some garnish or something to make it look a little more appetizing. Now you will just have to trust me that it's really good! And meatless! I normally try to incorporate meat into every meal, but really, you don't even miss it here.

I changed some ingredient amounts from the original recipe, simply to adjust it to our tastes and what I had left in the refrigerator! This is a great weeknight meal complete with two types of cheese, beans, tortillas, and salsa! I made the mistake of buying HOT picante sauce so even Chuck, who does not like sour cream, was piling it on. Still delicious though and great for leftovers!

Black Bean Tortilla Casserole
from Reading, 'Riting, and Recipes (amounts adapted)
Makes 4 servings

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 10-ounce can Rotel tomatoes
1 cup picante sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 ounces cream cheese
5 corn tortillas (7-inch), cut in half
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey, Pepper Jack, etc.)

In large skillet sauté onion until soft. Add tomatoes, picante sauce and cumin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in beans and heat through. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.

Spray bottom of a 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 of bean mixture on bottom of pan, topping with a layer of tortillas (five tortilla halves) and half of cheese. Then another layer of bean mixture, tortillas and bean mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with sour cream, lettuce and guacamole as desired.


kathleen & tom said...

I'll take your word on it being good! It sounds good! I feel the same way about the picture on my chicken enchilada post. It looks like a big pile of slop, but it tastes good!

Maria said...

I love Mexican flavors. This casserole looks incredible!!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks delicious! I love black beans and this looks like a great recipe to use them in.

Amanda said...

This looks great Colleen! I wanted to let you know that I will be linking to your BLOG on my Sunday post. I'm starting a new weekly posting (Sunday Shout Outs) of some of my favorite BLOG posts from other bloggers and your Buffalo Chicken Dip made the list this week. Thanks for posting such great stuff!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this!!!! Yum!!! This is right up my ally!

Anonymous said...

I was actually thinking about putting this on the menu next week! Looks & sounds so delicious.

test it comm said...

I really like texmex casseroles like this.

Kira said...

Yum! I love meatless Mexican meals with black beans. This will definitely go into our rotation.

priscilla joy said...

Yum, this looks so good. I absolutley LOVE mexican food...delicious!

Molly said...

Hi - Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it for my husband and baby tonight, and we all loved it! Healthy and delicious!