Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A high-protein, delicious one-meal dish. Made ahead of time, this casserole freezes well and is a good dish on-the-run. Omit ground meat for a vegetarian meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Ahead of time:.
  2. Prepare dried beans in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high until tender, (Approx. 3 hours).
  4. Prepare grains in rice cooker following directions for 2 cups of grain.
  5. (Approx 70 mins).
  6. When beans and grains are cooked:.
  7. In a very large skillet or sautee pan, heat half of the olive oil and brown the meat.
  8. Remove the meat to drain.
  9. Add the remaining oil and then cooking over medium heat, add chopped onions, peppers and garlic.
  10. Cook these until crisp-tender.
  11. Stir in corn and red chile paste (as desired).
  12. Add the cooked beans (including all the juice) and the cooked grains.
  13. Add the drained meat.
  14. Salt to taste and stir well.
  15. Simmer the mixture to slightly reduce the liquid and meld the flavors.


Most Helpful

Healthy, filling. great ability to flavor to taste. Full of ingredients to combat altitude sickness. Can adjust to preferences. This is my 3rd time to make it!

jerison December 12, 2013

Very good and very satisfying. The family wasn't crazy about it (being the mac and cheese types) but still came back for seconds. A little bland - I added black pepper to the pot and put hot sauce in my own portion - but it's the sort of dish that everyone can personalize with their own blend of seasonings. I like the nutritional content and will definitely make this again.

Elisa72 September 02, 2009

This is a really good recipe. I cut each of the beans in 1/2 just out of preference but otherwise followed the recipe. DH enjoyed it as well.

kyepsen September 15, 2008

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