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.