214 Reviews

A vegetarian winner and already on request for repeats! I did modify it quite a bit after reading some reviews, as follows:

-Can of tomatoes w/ juices substituted for the tomato sauce and chopped tomato (it's winter, tomatoes are nasty in the supermarket right now)
-2 cans of black beans used instead of one
-Splash of salsa added in the bean mixture, and another in the bottom of the pan before layering
-Onions and spices doubled to keep the proportions right b/c of the extra beans
-My 9x9 pan needed 3 tortillas per layer, not 4; so we only used 9.
-I baked uncovered for first 20 minutes, then stirred the top layer a bit with a spoon before adding the last bit of cheese and putting it back in the oven for the last 10 minutes. (Kept it from drying out on top without me having to fashion a foil cover.)

Doubling the beans filled the pan nicely and kept this from being skimpy. There's four of us, and we have leftovers for tomorrow despite everyone eating their fill.

We're serving a toddler, so we kept the spices as described, but heat lovers might think about adding a can of green chilis or some serious salsa/pepper sauce to up the ante a bit. It's good as is, though! Thanks for sharing, spatchcock!

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Fuzzy's Finds January 11, 2011

Very good! I added 1 cup of salsa to the mix and 1/2 tsp more chili powder, 1 tsp more cumin. I also used fat free cheddar cheese to lower the calorie and fat count. Before I started layering in the baking dish I spread a little salsa to moisten it up. It turned out great...serve with a salad and a little fat free sour cream. Yummo!

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913kimberly January 09, 2011

this recipe is pretty amazing. it's become a staple in my household. i use cuban black beans (which have spices added) and that really made this flavorful. it's quite filling and yummy, and probably does serve closer to 4 people. awesome recipe all the way.

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Milla November 02, 2002

I wasn't very impressed with this recipe. It definetly wasn't enough to fill a whole casserole dish. If you do make it, double everything.

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Melissa Bell August 12, 2002

This was a great meal! My whole family loved it! I made one batch with corn tortillas, and one batch with low-carb wheat tortillas. Both were fantastic!

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Mom2MMCJ January 12, 2011

Really awesome; I used 2 more garlic cloves, twice the cumin & chili powder, about half a bunch of cilantro, and a can of fire-roasted tomato chunks instead of fresh. (We like things spicy!) I also layered in some ground turkey simmered in taco spices. Kept together nicely, will be even better tomorrow!

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L2E770 November 25, 2010

I can't believe I haven't rated this yet! My roommate and I love this meal. We add corn and some crushed tortilla chips to help up the crunch factor. Also we add way more cheese than the recipe asks for. I think that sometime in the future I will try to double the bean part because I want it to be bean-ier and to have thicker layers of it since sometimes it just feels like tortillas stacked on top of each other.

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broke student November 14, 2010

This was an easy recipe to put together and it has a delicious blend of flavors! I used regular cheese as that is what I had on hand. I served it with condiments of picante sauce and sour cream. (I will probably add a bit more tomato suce next time, but that is just a personal preference.) If my family is any indication I would plan on this serving 4-5 people, not the 6 indicated in the recipe. I guess that's a statement about the recipe in itself! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Junebug August 02, 2002

Ahhh I love this! Very easy, and very flavourful. I would recommend doubling the filling. Served with sour-cream, so good.

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readergirl November 23, 2010

YUM! This is delicious. Tastes like an enchilada with black beans inside. It served 4 for our family, not 6. It is too yummy to serve 6, you'll run out!

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T-Mac McGrath October 22, 2003
Black Bean and Tortilla Bake