Monday, May 14, 2012

Recipe: Tortilla Black Bean Casserole

Tortilla-Black Bean Casserole

Tortilla Black Bean Casserole

2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green sweet pepper 2 medium sizes
1 14 1/2 oz. can tomatoes cut up

3/4 cup bottled picante sauce or green salsa
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 15 oz. cans black beans rinsed and drained
12 6 inch corn tortillas
8 ozs. reduced fat Monterey Jack Cheese, shreeded 2 cups
2 medium tomatoes chopped
2 cups shredded lettuce
sliced green onions optional
sliced pitted ripe olives
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream or plain low fat yogurt

Directions 1. In a large skillet combine onion, sweet pepper, undrained tomatoes, picante sauce, cumin, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in beans.

2. Spread one-third of the bean mixture over the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Top with six of the tortillas, overlapping as necessary, and 1 cup of the cheese. Add another one-third of the bean mixture; top with remaining 6 tortillas and remaining bean mixture.

3. Bake, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 10 minutes.

4. If desired, top with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, green onions, and olives, and serve with sour cream.

5. Makes 8 main-dish servings
Credit: Recipe and photograph is property of from Better Homes and Gardens.

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