Southwestern Beef and Black Bean Bake

Corn tortillas are layered with ground beef, black beans, enchilada sauce and diced tomatoes with green chiles and topped with shredded cheddar cheese in this Southwestern Beef and Black Bean Bake.

Southwestern beef black bean bake

This dinner takes around an hour from to start to finish but it isn’t complicated and only takes a skillet and a baking dish. You can customize the spiciness level your family prefers by using a hotter diced tomatoes with green chiles or enchilada sauce. I would keep one of those mild to make sure you don’t start any five alarm fires in your mouth.


Southwestern Beef and Black Bean Bake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or pressed
  • 2 cups (1 15 ounce can drained and rinsed) black beans
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 small can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 9-12 corn tortillas , torn


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large skillet over moderate heat brown the ground beef, onions, and garlic until meat is cooked through and the onions are softened. Drain off any fat.
  4. Add the black beans, tomatoes with chiles, and enchilada sauce to the skillet. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Ladle a small amount of the meat mixture in the bottom of the prepared dish. Top with 1/3 of the tortillas, 1/3 of the meat mixture and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers until ingredients are gone.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.



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  1. This would be a hit with my family! Pinned

  2. This recipe has been added to my “To Make” list and ditto on the pinned!

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