Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What's Cookin Wednesday - Layered Three Bean Casserole

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup low-fat milk
9 corn tortillas
2 cups salsa verde
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans (15oz can)
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (6oz)
1 can (16oz) refried beans
1 1/2 cups cooked pink beans (15oz can)
1/4 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Set oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and milk until well blended.  In 9' x 9" ceramic or glass baking dish, arrange 3 tortillas in single layer, tearing 1 tortilla in half to fit.  Top with 1/3 each of salsa and the sour cream mixture, all black beans, 1/3 of cheese, in that order, spreading each in an even layer.  Repeat layering two more times with refried beans in center layer and pink beans on top.   Place baking dish on jell-roll pan to catch any drips and bake uncovered 40-55 minutes or until mixture bubbles and top browns.

Cool in dish on wire rack 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with onion slice and cilantro sprigs to serve.

Makes 6 servings: 490 calories, 19g fat, 12g fiber, 890mg sodium

This was a hit.  The hubby added jalapenos to his.  I used regular salsa instead of salsa verde and added a bit of taco seasoning and frozen corn.  Next time I would probably season one set of the beans to give a bit more kick!

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