Black-Bean Lasagna

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The filling for this lasagna has a Southwestern flavor that's similar to that of black-bean burritos.
8 servings


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4 jalapeño peppers
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups chopped tomato
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 (15.5-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (8-ounce) carton reduced-fat sour cream
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 (16-ounce) bottle chunky salsa
Cooking spray
12 cooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Preheat broiler.

Cut jalapeños in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 4 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and chop. Reduce oven temperature to 375°.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic; sauté 6 minutes. Add tomato, cumin, and coriander; cook 3 minutes. Add jalapeño and beans; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro, sour cream, and egg.

Spread 3 tablespoons salsa in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodles slightly overlapping over salsa, and top with half of the bean mixture, 1/2 cup cheese, and 3 tablespoons salsa. Repeat the layers, ending with noodles. Spread remaining salsa over noodles, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes.

Created date

April 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 452
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 6.7 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 21.8 g
Carbohydrate 65.2 g
Fiber 7.5 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 5.4 mg
Sodium 559 mg
Calcium 262 mg