'A cousin gave me this recipe-- she know my family loves Southwestern fare,' says Sue Briski of Appleton, Wisconsin.

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9 servings


Original recipe yields 9 servings
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  • 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. Spread a third of the mixture in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Layer with four tortillas and 2/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers; top with remaining beans.

  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees F 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.


Nutritional Analysis: 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.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 843mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (84)

Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was very easy to make and my husband really liked it. I made quite a few changes. I added red pepper and the corn from three fresh cobs. I used half of a huge walla walla sweet onion. I didn't have any olives or green onions so I didn't use them. When I make it again I will add a bottom layer of tortillas. Also, I used 12 tortillas rather than the 8 suggested. This recipe would also go well with chicken or ground turkey or beef added. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I was about to make tacos for dinner when I stumbled upon this recipe, and it sounded like a nice change. My husband and I loved it, but it didn't get great ratings from the kids; my son finished all I gave him (begrudgingly) and my daughter ate only the beans and toppings. I made a few changes to the recipe: I added about 1 C of frozen corn, 2 t. chili powder, and I put the toppings right on top of the casserole once it came out of the oven. It was good, but missing something, maybe some cilantro... I also set out sour cream and salsa for topping. All in all, this was a good dish and I will probably try it again sometime. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the first time I've rated anything on this site. This recipe is great! So simple and adaptable. I did use more salsa/picante than suggested. I bet I've made this recipe every other week since I found it. My husband loves it too. He has no idea it is so easy and quick to make :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a nice change of pace from our usual dinner routine. I added some red pepper to the mix and substituted some ground turkey seasoned with a little taco seasoning for one can of the cans of black beans. I also used a whole package of cheese. My husband requested that it go on our permanent rotation! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was excellent! I added some corn and cilantro and some mango chili sauce to give it some extra flair--also added a bit more garlic, cumin and some coriander. I will make this again, (and again and again if my husband has his way). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This went together very quickly and was delicious. My husband (who is not a big fan of casseroles in general) loved it and ate 2 big helpings. I used colored peppers (red, orange and yellow) instead of green as we prefer the milder taste, and sauteed the peppers and onions a couple minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. I used flour tortillas, since that is what I had on hand, but think it would be good with either flour or corn. I also added some sliced black olives to the casserole on each layer before baking and that added a very nice taste, we thought. Quick, easy and very tasty....can't get much better than that! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe surprised me. It was easy, fast and quite a nice blend of flavors. My family didn't even miss the meat. We are not vegetarians, but I will keep this in my recipe box for a fast dinner solution on occassion. Now, I did make a few changes. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. I used a frozen bag of mixed colored bell peppers and a can of tomatoes with onion, which I didn't drain. I even ommitted the picante sauce. Even with those changes the casserole held up very well, and turned out delicious. I have shared this recipe with all my mom friends who are always looking for fast and healthy meal ideas. As I tell my boys, "try it, you just might like it!" Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a good, easy recipe when your looking for something hearty. I added corn and ground turkey meat that I had left over. Everyone enjoyed it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family and I liked this a lot. I added more salsa initially and more cheese during the baking process, but other than that, I pretty much followed the recipe. Once you get the prep and all the chopping out of the way, this is a very easy dish to make. Will definitely make again. Read More