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Chicken and Bean Tortilla Casserole

Chicken And Bean Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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Raven Higheagle



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3 Hr
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 4 c
  • 1 lb
    pinto beans, dried or 4 (15oz) cans of pinto beans
  • 1/2 c
    onions, finely chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves
  • 1
    chile, fresh and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    chicken bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts, diced
  • 12
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 c
    green onions, chopped with tops
  • 2 can(s)
    of chipolte chilis in adobo sauce

How to Make Chicken and Bean Tortilla Casserole


  1. Four 15 ounce cans of pinto beans may be substituted for the water and you should use 1/3 to 1/2 cup of canned chipotle chiles in adobo.
  2. Tortillas should be 8-inches in diameter and be warmed.
  3. Mix water, beans, chopped onion and garlic in 4-quart dutch oven.
  4. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer uncovered until beans are tender, about 3 hours adding water if necessary.
  5. Place half the beans, 1/2 cup of bean liquid, the chipotle chiles, bouillon (dry) and cumin in food processor work bowl fitted with steel blade or in blender container.
  6. Cover and process until smooth; pour into large bowl.
  7. Place remaining beans with just enough liquid to cover in workbowl and cover and process until smooth; add to bean mixture in bowl.
  8. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet until hot; stir in bean mixture.
  9. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until mixture is consistency of cake batter.
  10. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Spoon scan 1/4 cup chicken onto half of each tortilla; fold tortillas into halves.
  12. Arrange in greased 3-quart round shallow casserole or rectangular baking dish 13 X 9 X 2-inches; spoon bean mixture over tortillas.
  13. Top with sour cream, cheese and green onions.
  14. Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.

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About Chicken and Bean Tortilla Casserole

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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