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

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

October 12, 2013

magillesipe's Review

August 07, 2012
One of my go to recipes ever since the recipe was published! Love it!

cookinla's Review

June 26, 2012
I gave this 2 stars even though I would not make it again. The dish had no flavor, I could only eat it with a TON of hot sauce. I added a package of Ground Round (ground beef substitute) and didn't alter any of the seasoning, so maybe that was the problem. The texture was good, I used bulgur, but it just lacked flavor. Even if I had doubled the seasoning to account for the ground round, I don't think it would have been a 3 star recipe.

Einaphets's Review

March 27, 2011
I have been making this for years. As I am a vegeterian it is a standard in my repetoire! My children love it. I make it for myself for the week and often find it gone before I can enjoy it. 2 Chipotle peppers can make it a bit too spicy for kids. Also it is now worth 6 points on the new Weight Watchers plan. Highly recommend!!!

js12345's Review

August 29, 2010
This is AWESOME for people on diets. Anyone who knows the Weight Watchers points system, that comes out to only 4 points a serving - INCLUDING a few tortilla chips!! 1 and 1/2 cups is a lot of food, its satisfying and flavorful. Add some fat free sour cream, a few extra chips for a 5 point meal. This stuff is great. I highly recommend it - be careful on the spice level if you don't like things super spicy...

trfesok's Review

April 09, 2010
I've made this twice, once for a Super Bowl party, and once for a work lunch party. It was a hit both times. Very flavorful, healthy and not too much work to make. Good for a basic, solid lunch or dinner.