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Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

Sauteed mushrooms, cooked black beans, and store-bought salsa are layered with corn tortillas in a baking dish to create this Tex-Mex-inspired casserole, perfect for any weeknight meal. Top with Monterey Jack cheese and bake until melted and bubbling.

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  • Servings: 4
Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups reserved cooked black beans from Spicy Black Bean Soup, or 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed and halved
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until browned, 7 minutes. Add garlic and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Add black beans and stir to combine. Cook until beans are warmed through, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Arrange 5 tortilla halves in a 2-quart baking dish. Top with half the bean mixture and 1/2 cup salsa, then sprinkle with one-third the cheese. Repeat with another layer of tortilla halves, bean mixture, salsa, and cheese. Top with remaining tortilla halves, salsa, and cheese.

  3. Cover with foil and bake until center is hot and cheese melts, 10 minutes. Uncover and bake until cheese is bubbling, 5 minutes.

Reviews (15)

  • shells08957 4 Mar, 2013

    I made this the other night and my boyfriend said it was the best dish I have ever made (which was kind of offensive since it only took 15 minutes to prep ha!). I decided to add the salsa into my mushroom mixture and just have the tortillas, mushroom mixture, and cheese and my layers. It was so good and so easy! I was able to stick it in the fridge after I layered it and bake it later that night! Perfect make ahead meal!

  • betsyp 19 Dec, 2012

    Sarah made it looks so easy, I made this last night. I used 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms and 2 roasted, diced turnips (trying to use up the CSA share). For salsa, I used a homemade tomatillo-chipotle salsa, nice green color. This was delicious and hearty! Next time, I'll use a little more cheese. Not quite enough to spread over 3 layers.

  • hzs 15 Mar, 2012

    made this last night with some changes--It was EXCELLENT..
    Used Montreal Steak seasoning instead of reg. pepper, used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (1/2 tsp+) instead of cayenne. Added sliced green onion and chopped garlic to mushrooms.
    I agree that a good salsa makes it--I used Jack's fresh salsa. Used Monterey jack and cheddar cheese. Served it with sour cream and guacamole.

  • larchmontlockjaw 14 Feb, 2012

    This was possibly the worst thing I have ever had and I am a good cook! Almost tasteless, despite adding an onion, a little jalapeño and some very good salsa. I wouldn't have tried making it but was having vegetarian guests over to dinner. Since it was a first time making it, I made a small extra dish to try and holy moly, thank god I did. Had to trash this and make something else! Incredibly sucky! Incredibly!!

  • lostiniowa3 27 Jan, 2012

    Can someone explain how you can put 5 tortilla halves (2.5 tortillas) on the bottom, and still make two more layers out of the remaining 4 tortillas? Also, looks like the dish was made in a 9x13 pan? What size tortillas did you use?

  • cerileen 15 Jan, 2012

    I like it vegetarian style, but no meat = not a meal to my husband so I add cooked ground beef to one half.

    Ditto on all the good words and agree a good salsa makes this recipe. Fancy mushrooms also add depth.

    For the 'freeze one 4 later' poster - Do you freeze it before you bake? Thaw to room temp before finishing? I'd like to become a 'freeze one for later' pro, but lack experience in this category so sorry for the dummy question.

  • neworleansbaker 3 Nov, 2011

    I didn't think this was anything really special, but my fiance thought it was delicious and even asked when we were having it again. It seems I will be making this again, like it or not! I will most likely make a few changes. I used corn tortillas, so I will use flour tortillas just because I prefer them. I will try to incorporate more flavors into it also...onions, green chilies, and more spices for sure. I will also use a really great salsa instead of the cheap kind.

  • cheftb 23 Oct, 2011

    This tasted so much better than I thought it would. My family really enjoyed it. Easy too!

  • npkrogh637 20 Oct, 2011

    Made this tonight...instant hit! SO easy to make!

    ***Note: I did make a couple of changes. I added one diced onion to the mushrooms. I also drained the liquid from the pan after cooking the mushrooms, onion, and beans. The salsa added enough liquid.

  • saramp4 22 Aug, 2011

    Best healthy casserole! Ver very easy to make. I make two and freeze one for later.

  • velobaker 4 Aug, 2011

    Excellent recipe - easy, and delicious. I like garlic, so I added an extra clove, I also used store brand medium salsa, and mixed jack cheese with mozz (to cut a bit of fat). Also ran the casserole under the broiler for a few mins at the end to brown the top. This one's a keeper!

  • orangek8 25 Apr, 2011

    I cannot believe how easy, healthy, AND delicious this recipe is. I have made it five times already! It's fun to pick a different flavor of salsa each time to mix things up a bit. The leftovers are so delicious for lunch. This recipe RULES!!

  • marinasings 11 Apr, 2011

    I used leftover roasted chicken (both white and dark meat) as a substitution for the mushrooms. The dish was FANTASTIC and I was craving it the very next week.

  • sarahweiss 3 Apr, 2011

    Martha rarely steers me wrong and this quick and easy casserole is no exception. My mom went absolutely bananas saying it was one of the best things she had eaten in months. Our family loves enchiladas, but our recipe is time consuming and labor intensive. This is not only a faster recipe, but it is also quite healthy. LOVE IT!

  • lisahessel 14 Mar, 2011

    This was delicious! I will definitely make it again. So happy there's leftovers for tomorrow!

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