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Chili-Cheese Casserole for a Crowd

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked bulgur or cracked wheat
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 2 drained canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cups baked tortilla chips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 237
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 13.4 g
  • carbohydrate 36.2 g
  • fiber 7.4 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 459 mg
  • calcium 198 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 7 ingredients (onion through garlic); sauté 5 minutes. Add water and next 7 ingredients (water through chiles); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Spoon half of bean mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining bean mixture. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Press chips into casserole.