Spicy Three-Bean Casserole

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You won’t miss the meat when you’re enjoying this spicy three bean casserole. This recipe is healthy as can be, plenty hearty, and chock full of flavor. This dish is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. It’s (likely obviously) a delicious side for all sorts of meats. It’s a standard with barbecue, but just as tasty with simple grilled chicken or even a meaty white fish.

spicy three bean casserole

Don’t overlook it as a primary meal, either. Serve this spicy three bean casserole with rice or with crusty bread, and you have a the makings of a big lunch or lighter supper.

The spiciness here is powered by one jalapeño pepper. And its bright bite adds just the right amount of heat. But if you want more, simply add an additional chili pepper. Or try some chopped pickled jalapeños atop for both some spiciness and a nice twist of tanginess. There’s also a ton of other spices here delivering maximum flavor: chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon all provide additional warmth and taste.

Don’t be afraid to experiment this spicy three bean casserole, too. For instance, it’s surprisingly tasty with a solar of natural yogurt atop. It adds a creamy, cooling flavor – perfect for summer days.

spicy three bean casserole

This dish freezes well, and it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.Spicy three bean casserole is a perfect candidate for meal prepping, too. Especially so since it can be mixed and matched with other foods oh so well.

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Spicy Three Bean Casserole

Spicy Three Bean Casserole

Hearty and full of flavor – delicious as a bbq or steak side
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Side
Servings 8 servings
Calories 156 kcal


  • 1 Slow Cooker optional



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the cilantro and sweetcorn into a casserole dish (or a slow cooker if you prefer.) Stir well to combine.
  • Cook for 2 hours covered in the oven (or on a low heat for 6 hours if you are using a slow cooker.)
  • Remove from the cooker and stir in tinned sweetcorn and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.


Serve with crusty bread or rice to use it as a meal. Or use it as a side dish to meats of all types.


Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 365mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1082IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 24, 2022 to include new content.
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