Okay, so this casserole didn’t photograph well – the blue corn tortillas make it look like I’ve burned it to a crisp – but it was awfully tasty.

Crunchy Beany Casserole

3 c cooked beans (I used a mix of pinto, black and navy)

1 purple onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 red pepper, diced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 pkg Yves’ Ground Round

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

1 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

2 large tomatoes, chopped

1/4 c stock or water

3 c blue corn tortilla chips, crushed

1 cup cheese, grated

Sour cream, as garnish

  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • Saute onion, garlic, and red pepper in oil until onions are translucent.
  • Add ground round, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and stock and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Mash 1/2 the beans and place, along with the remaining whole beans in the bottom of an oiled 2.5 quart casserole dish.
  • Add onion mix to beans and stir to combine.
  • Top with crushed tortilla and back for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a spoonful of sour cream on top.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Big ol’ giant warning!!  Does not keep well.  The tortillas go all soggy and gross, so don’t go crazy and triple the recipe.


About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets,, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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