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Southwestern Black Bean Casserole!!!


2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

low-sodium whole-wheat tortillas, optional 6 corn tortillas

12 ounces salsa, no added sugar

1 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese


Southwestern Black Bean Casserole!!!



Preheat oven to 375°.

Drain beans, and set aside.

In the meantime, in a medium skillet, add oil; heat over medium-low heat.

Add garlic, and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.

Add black beans and broth, and continue cooking approximately 3 minutes.

Add cumin, black pepper, salt, and cilantro; stir to combine.

Spray the bottom of an 8×8-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Add a tortilla, 1/4 black bean mixture, 1/4 salsa, and 1/4 cheese; continue layering until all ingredients have been used.

Top casserole with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Cover casserole dish with foil, and bake approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly.

Remove foil, and continue cooking 8–10 minutes.

Remove from oven, and garnish with non-fat Greek yogurt or sour cream, if desired.

Smartpoints: 4


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