Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole

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Spice up your dinner with a clean & delicious casserole.

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.

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Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole

This casserole is full of Mexican flavors that will have your mouth watering.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex


  • 30 ounces black beans cans, 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 salt
  • 2 whole-grain tortillas 8-inch, cut or torn into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces salsa no added sugar
  • 1 cup Mexican-style cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup jalapeños sliced


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, broth, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt.
  • 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.
  • Cover casserole with foil and bake approximately 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove foil, and continue cooking 10 minutes.
  • Optional garnishes: fresh cilantro, Greek yogurt, or sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 833mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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