Black Bean Chilaquile

Total Time
1hr 15mins
35 mins
40 mins

Chilaquile is colorful, jumping with flavor, and filling to boot! This is from the Moosewood Low Fat Favorites Cookbook!

Skip to Next Recipe




  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sauté the onions in the oil for about 8 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, black beans, lime juice, salt, and pepper and continue to sauté for another 5 to 10 minutes, until just heated through.
  4. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, blanch the greens in boiling water to cover for 1 to 3 minutes, until just wilted but still bright green.
  5. Drain immediately and set aside.
  6. Prepare an 8x8-inch casserole dish or baking pan with a very light coating of oil or cooking spray.
  7. Spread half of the crushed tortilla chips on the bottom.
  8. Spoon the sautéed vegetables over the tortilla chips and sprinkle on about two-thirds of the grated cheddar.
  9. Arrange the greens evenly over the cheese and spoon on half of the salsa.
  10. Finish with the rest of the tortilla chips and top with the remaining salsa and cheddar.
  11. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown.
  12. Serves 4 to 6.
  13. Try serving this with a simple tossed salad, perhaps with avocado.
  14. Try Pineapple Buttermilk Sherbet for dessert.
Most Helpful

4 5

We liked this recipe and found it easy to prepare. We're not sure we like enough to have again, but we enjoyed trying it. Thanks!

5 5

The ratio of filling to everything else is a little strange - I use 2 bags of chips and this makes about 2 large trays for me. Also, it's nice if you add chopped cilantro on top. Looks a lot better.

5 5

I love this. I have been making this recipe for years and it is one of my favorites. I love to serve it with a little sour cream or guacamole. My husband is a big meat eater and he will eat this without complaint!