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Ghoulish Black Bean Chili Casserole

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 0 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Looking for a filling Mexican-style dinner recipe? Then check out this cheesy rice and chorizo sausage chili casserole that’s baked using Progresso® Black Beans and frozen corn.

Ingredients

1
lb. chorizo or Italian sausage, casing removed if necessary
1
medium green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
cup frozen corn
1
(15-oz.) can Joan of Arc®, Old El Paso™ or Progresso™ Black Beans, drained, rinsed
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can Mexican stewed tomatoes with jalapeños and spices, undrained, cut up
1/2
cup water
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon cumin
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Crumble sausage into 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add bell pepper and onions; cook over medium-high heat until sausage is browned, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Spoon into ungreased 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until rice is tender. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Crumble sausage into 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add bell pepper and onions; cook over medium-high heat until sausage is browned, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Spoon into ungreased 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until rice is tender. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Chorizo is a highly-spiced pork sausage used in Mexican and Spanish cooking. Garlic and chili powder flavor the coarsely-ground pork.

Kidney beans can be used in place of the black beans. Southwestern-style stewed tomatoes can be substituted for the Mexican stewed tomatoes.

To keep the casserole warm at the table, place the dish in an insulated casserole holder. Serve the spicy casserole with warm tortillas and sour cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
486.4
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27.7g
43%
Saturated Fat
11.1g
55%
Cholesterol
64.4mg
22%
Sodium
2062.0mg
86%
Total Carbohydrate
36.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
22.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
32.10%
32%
Calcium
14.30%
14%
Iron
16.90%
17%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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