Cheese and Bean Enchilada Casserole

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

This evolved from the 'zaar recipe Cheese And Bean Enchiladas and is a family favorite. It comes together quickly, you don't have to fry the tortillas, and it tastes great. It also has less saturated fat than most enchilada recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour and oil in 2 quart saucepan and stir til smooth.
  2. Mix the tomato paste with the water and gradually add to the flour/oil mixture stirring until smooth.
  3. Add garlic, onion, salt, oregano, and red chile to the sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  5. While sauce is heating, grate the cheese and drain the can of beans.
  6. When sauce has boiled and thickened a bit, remove from heat.
  7. Put a thin layer of sauce, just enough to cover, in the bottom of a 9X12 baking pan. (I use a glass pan).
  8. Put a layer of 6 tortillas on top of the sauce layer; they will overlap some.
  9. Spread beans in an even layer on top of the tortilla layer.
  10. Spread cottage cheese on top of bean layer.
  11. Sprinkle approx 3/4 of the grated cheese over the cottage cheese.
  12. Spread 1/2 of the remaining sauce over this.
  13. Put a second layer of 6 tortillas on top.
  14. Top with remaining sauce, the rest of the grated cheese, and the sliced olives.
  15. Bake in 350 degree oven until hot and bubbly, 20 - 30 minutes.
  16. Serve with sour cream if desired.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight for supper. It was very good. I had to use chipotle red chili powder since that is what I had on hand and only put one tablespoon of it in since my little ones aren't to keen on spice. BUT it was still so delicious. Thank you for this keeper!

Husker Fan July 21, 2009

My husband made this for dinner last night. It was very simple and tasty. We used chipolte red chili powder so it had nice spice. Let it sit for a little while to make cutting easier.

chef 604687 April 21, 2009