Easy Cheesy Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe

This tex-mex style chili tortilla bake recipe is one of those super simple easy casserole recipes, even made easier using canned chili. You can have this layered and baking in the oven in just a few minutes.

Clear casserole dish with Chili Tortilla Bake in it, sitting on a marble countertop.
Let’s make this cheesy chili tortilla bake today!

Let’s make cheesy chili tortilla bake recipe

This is a perfect cold-weather dinner idea and you can even use leftover chili if you’d like.

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Shredded cheese, bowl of black beans, bowl of chopped onions, bowl of chili, and a pile of corn tortillas sitting on a marble countertop.
This is all you need to make this delicious tortilla bake idea.

Chili Tortilla Bake recipe ingredients

  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped, optional
  • 2 pounds cheese, shredded
  • 1 14-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 20-oz can favorite chili

directions to make cheesy chili tortilla bake recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and set it near your ingredients.

Step 2

Lay all the ingredients out near your prepared casserole dish so they can be layered quickly into the pan.

Step 3

Layer the Chili Tortilla Bake ingredients the following way:

  • Layer 1 – 6 corn tortillas
  • Layer 2 – 1/3 of the chopped onion
  • Layer 3 – 1/3 of the cheese
  • Layer 4 – 1/3 of the cilantro, optional

Step 4

Now top with 6 more corn tortillas. Top with another 1/3 of the onion, followed by HALF the can of chili, the whole can of black beans, another 1/3 of cilantro, and lastly another 1/3 of cheese.

Add more corn tortillas, the last of the onions, and then the other half of the can of chili.  Finally, top with the last of the cheese.

Step 5

Cover with foil, and bake until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly for about 30-45 minutes.

This is what the tortilla will look like after baking it in the oven. Doesn’t it look yummy?

variations for cheesy chili tortilla bake recipe

You can use pre-shredded cheese for an even quicker recipe prep time and or substitute flour tortillas for the corn tortillas for a slightly different flavor and texture.

Have it with a simple salad for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Yield: 8-10 servings

Cheesy Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe

Cheesy Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe

Chill tonight with the whole gang and have this cheesy chili tortilla recipe prepared for munching!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped, optional
  • 2 pounds cheese, shredded
  • 1 14-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 20-oz can favorite chili

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and set it near your ingredients.
  2. Lay all the ingredients out near your prepared casserole dish so they can be layered quickly into the pan.
  3. Layer the Chili Tortilla Bake ingredients the following way:
    - Layer 1 – 6 corn tortillas
    - Layer 2 – 1/3 of the chopped onion,
    - Layer 3 – 1/3 of the cheese
    - Layer 4 – 1/3 of the cilantro, optional
  4. Now top with 6 more corn tortillas. Top with another 1/3 of the onion, followed by HALF the can of chili, the whole can of black beans, another 1/3 of cilantro, and lastly another 1/3 of cheese. Add more corn tortillas, the last of the onions, and then the other half of the can of chili.  Finally, top with the last of the cheese.
  5. Cover with foil, and bake until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly for about 30-45 minutes.

So did you try making this cheesy chili tortilla bake recipe? How was it?!