Black beans and pinto beans make this vegetarian Mexican casserole recipe hearty enough to please meat-eaters, too. It's like a south of the border lasagna!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. For sauce, in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in the next six ingredients (through cinnamon). Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.

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  • In a medium bowl combine the next five ingredients (through onion).

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  • To assemble, spread 1/3 cup of the sauce in prepared baking dish. Top with three of the tortillas, one-third of the bean mixture, one-third of the remaining sauce, and 2/3 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas, bean mixture, and sauce.

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  • Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted. If desired, top with lettuce, tomato, and/or olives.

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Get a little more heat with a poblano chile pepper instead of the green sweet pepper.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; 11 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 433 mg sodium. 572 mg potassium; 38 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 19 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1215 IU vitamin a; 19 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 48 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 434 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This has become one of our favorite dinners. We don't often have cherry tomatoes available so we have lettuce and black olives on the side. A dollop of sour cream is also nice.
Rating: 3 stars
3 stars, good & tasty, easy to make, good lenten dinner, just have a couple similar ones. Good with sour cream. Microwave bean mixture to heat up & save 10 minutes bake time if you're in a hurry.
Rating: 2 stars
The sauce was odd tasting. I tried it twice but it just wasn't right. I finally gave up and used a good brand of enchilada sauce that I had in the cupboard. It's ok, quick and easy but after throwing out two batches of sauce, not such a budget dish.