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Tortilla Black Bean Casserole

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Ingredients

2 cups chopped onion
1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
14-ounce can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup picante sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
15-ounce can black beans, drained
12 corn tortillas
2 cups shredded pepper jack or cheddar cheese
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
2 cups shredded lettuce
6 to 8 green onions, chopped
3/4 cup sliced black olives
8-ounce container sour cream

Instructions

In a large skillet, combine the onion, green pepper, undrained canned tomatoes, picante sauce, garlic and ground cumin. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in black beans. In a 13x9-inch baking dish, spread one-third of the bean mixture. Top with 6 tortillas and half of the cheese, Add one-third more of the bean mixture and top with remaining tortillas. Top with remaining bean mixture. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, then uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 10-15 minutes. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and black olives. Serve with sour cream on the side.

Jane Franks, Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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