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Mexican Enchilada Casserole with Black Beans

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Mexican Enchilada Casserole with Black Beans
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A Mexican casserole, sometimes called a tortilla pie, is simply a few Mexican ingredients layered in between tortillas (similar to the way a lasagna is layered) then baked in the oven. Sound good? Read on!

This Mexican casserole recipe is a one dish vegetarian casserole perfect for those busy nights. You can get this meatless vegetarian enchilada baked Mexican casserole in the oven in just a few minutes. A simple Mexican-inspired meal the whole family will enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.

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  • 2 cups chopped onion, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red pepper, fresh or frozen
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 15.8 ounce cans black beans, drained
  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack and Cheddar blend cheese shredded
  • 3 tomatoes chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine onion pepper, garlic, salsa, cumin and black beans in large skillet and bring to simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes.

Arrange 6 tortillas in bottom of 9" x 13" baking dish overlapping them as necessary. Spread half of bean mixture over tortillas and sprinkle with half of cheese. Repeat layering process with remaining tortillas, bean mixture and cheese.

Cover dish with foil and bake 15 minutes. Carefully remove foil and serve warm.

Garnish with tomatoes, sour cream and olives.

Makes 8 servings of Mexican enchilada casserole.

Nutritional Information per Serving: (excluding optional ingredients)
Calories: 605
Fat: 11.5 grams
Fiber: 21.4 grams
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Protein: 34.9 grams
Vitamin A: 24% , Vitamin C: 51%, Calcium: 40%, Iron: 39%

If you like this easy Mexican casserole recipe, scroll down for more meatless vegetarian casserole recipes to try.

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 5 out of 5
, Guest kells11

The foundation of this recipe is great. I doubled the salsa though to add more flavor and spice it up. I was also concerned that the casserole would be too soupy, so to give it a more cohesive texture I whisked together a mixture of 4 egg yolks, 3/4 c milk and 1 T flour and poured it over the top, then baked it. It came out perfectly and the slices held their shape when served. I will definitely make this again. It was a hit with my vegetarian friends! Bon appetite!

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