Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tortilla Black Bean Casserole

This is a South Beach recipe that I got from my aunt a while ago. I've made it several times and REALLY love it. It's very "hearty" and nice to know you're not shoveling a ton of "bad carbs" in your body at the same time.

A full pan can feed 5-6 people easily. Sometimes we cut the recipe in half just for the two of us if we don't want a ton left over.

Tortilla Black Bean Casserole

1 chopped onion
1 1/2 c. chopped green pepper
14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
3/4 c. picante
2 t. ground cumin
2 garlic cloves pressed
15 oz. can of black beans rinsed
12 6" tortillas
2 c. shredded monterey jack

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine onion, peppers, tomatoes, picante, cumin, & garlic. Bring to boil, simmer 10 minutes. Stir in beans. Spread 1/3 mix in baking dish, top with tortillas. add 1 c. of cheese, add 1/3 mix. Top with tortillas. Then rest of mix. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with rest of cheese. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with olives, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.


Court Cooks said...

That looks delicious. I love the name of your blog!!