Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole

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Spice up dinner the healthy way! Our quick & easy Mexican-inspired casserole is filled with all the flavors you might expect, but with a healthy twist. Enjoy this Black Bean Casserole without the extra calories found in many traditional Mexican dishes. Our recipe has bumped up the protein without adding meat. Did you know that having one or two meatless dinners each week can have many health benefits? Flexitarians still enjoy meat while eating more plant based foods. It is possible to lower your risk of developing heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes, and more, simply by cutting back on meat consumption.

Enjoy this delicious Mexican recipe with a bowl of One-Pot Mexican Style Quinoa or  Skinny Mexican Rice.

Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole

Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 245 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 833mg | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 15g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7 |


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea
  • 2 (8-inch whole-grain tortillas), cut or torn into bite size pieces
  • 12-ounces salsa, no added sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced Jalapeños


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beans, broth, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt.
  3. In approximately a 3-quart casserole pan, layer the pan with about 1/4 bean mixture, 1/4 salsa, 1/4 tortilla pices, and 1/4 cheese. Continue layering until all the ingredients have been used, retaining the Jalapeños and 1/4 cheese for the top.
  4. Cover casserole with foil and bake approximately 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove foil, and continue cooking 10 minutes.
  5. Optional garnishes: fresh cilantro, Greek yogurt, or sour cream.

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