Southwestern Style Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Casserole

by Joanna
(Kings Park, NY)

When I was younger, my mother always asked what I wanted her to cook for my birthday dinner. Invariably, I would choose some sort of casserole. Casseroles were not a common meal in my family, but I just enjoyed them so much that they were elevated in my mind to a special occasion meal.


After I moved out of my parent's house, I began to experiment with all sorts of casseroles. I never really followed any recipes, just chose ingredients that I knew I would enjoy, combined them in a way I thought would be tasty, and usually enjoyed the results.

Southwestern Style Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Casserole is a recipe that I devised for my birthday last year. Since my mother passed away in 2001, and no one else in my family cooks, it has been up to me to cook my own birthday feast. This recipe was probably one of the most successful kitchen experiments so far.

4 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
14 ounce can black beans, drained
10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
10 3/4 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
1 cup mild salsa
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
8 burrito sized flour tortillas, cut into 1 inch pieces
16 ounces sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

2. Mix together chicken, black beans, mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese soup, salsa, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and 1 cup of shredded cheddar.

3. Grease a 13X9 casserole dish. Spread a layer of tortillas in the pan. Top with 1/2 the chicken mixture, and half of the sour cream. Add more tortillas, top with other 1/2 of the chicken and the rest of the sour cream.

3. Top with a final layer of tortillas. Spread the remaining 2 cups shredded cheddar over the top. Bake 30 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit.

This Southwestern Style Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Casserole recipe serves....

Comments for Southwestern Style Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 03, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstar
Are these better than store bought enchiladas?
by: Anonymous

I hope this is better than the store bought enchiladas that I threw out this morning.

Feb 03, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great for Super Bowl fare
by: DAR Lady

This will be one of the dishes I serve on super Bowl Sunday! It sounds delicious and I also love casserole dishes.

Feb 03, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sound Yummy
by: Chris

This recipe sounds yummy. Will have to try it this weekend. Good luck on the contest.

Feb 03, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Excellent recipe
by: Anonymous

This recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.

Feb 03, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Family type casserole
by: Anonymous

This sound great if cooking for a family..I will have to try it out...

Feb 02, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I will try this dish
by: Anonymous

Sounds like something I will try!

Feb 02, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Yummy
by: Liz

My DH loves casseroles so we will be trying this one soon.

Feb 02, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Awesome
by: Denise

This is my new favorite casserole, real comfort food!!

Feb 02, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Yum!
by: Andrea

This is one delicious dish!!! Can't wait to make it again!

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Recipe Contest Entry Form.