Bean and Cheese Stack

A hearty south-of-the border-inspired vegetarian dish made with tortillas, corn, black beans, kidney beans, cheddar cheese and more!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4
flour tortillas (10 inch)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
red bell pepper, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup Old El Paso™ taco sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions (4 medium)
Guacamole, if desired
Sour cream, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Using bottom of pan as a guide, trim tortillas to fit inside pan.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in corn, black beans and kidney beans. Cook 2 minutes longer. Add taco sauce; stir until vegetables are coated. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Place 1 tortilla in bottom of springform pan; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the cheese. Top with one-third of the bean mixture; sprinkle with another 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with fourth tortilla and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut stack into wedges. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.

Expert Tips

If you want to make this a non-vegetarian meal, add some cooked ground turkey, beef or chicken to the layers.

This is a great vehicle to sneak more vegetables into your children’s diet. Add grated zucchini, chopped tomatoes or any vegetables you have around. They’ll never know.