Chicken, Black Bean, and Tortilla Casserole

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

My sister made this and gave me the recipe to post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big skillet, warm the oil over medium heat; add in onion, green pepper, and garlic; saute about 5 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add in tomatoes, salsa, cumin, salt, pepper, and oregano; stir to mix.
  3. Stir in beans and chicken.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. In a lightly oiled 4-quart casserole spread 1/3 of the bean-chicken mixture over the bottom.
  6. Top with 4 tortillas and sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  7. Add another 1/3 of the bean-chicken mixture and 1 cup cheese.
  8. Top with 4 tortillas and 1 cup cheese.
  9. Add remaining bean-chicken mixture; cover and bake about 40 minutes, until bubbly.
  10. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; cook 10 minutes; let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

Delicious casserole!! I made 2 changes to suit our taste. I added a 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies because after looking at the ingredients, I thought it needed a bit of heat. I also used Mexican blend cheese instead of the Monterey Jack. We really liked this casserole and will be having it again! Thanks for posting this recipe!

Olive* March 22, 2013

Made this for lunch after church. I used a can of fire roasted Mexican blend tomatoes (with green chilies and onion), and a mixture of cheddar and pepper jack cheese. I actually liked the flavor of the filling better before I added the chicken, and will probably leave it out next time; adding an extra can of black beans in its place. I also added a small can of sliced olives with jalapenos to the top layer of the bean & chicken mixture as I knew it would be a kid pleaser. I think I will try actual tortilla chips in this recipe next time and see how that works. It was nice to sit down to a Sunday meal that everyone enjoyed. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Chef Buggsy Mate January 15, 2012

Really yummy and easy. I didn't have enough cheese so I added 1/4 cut up cream cheese and poured some half and half over the top layer.

mrsdayton August 04, 2009

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