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Festive Black bean vegan Mexican casserole

Black bean vegan Mexican casserole is a potluck favorite wherever you go. Easy to make and oh so delicious. Make a batch tonight! Recipe Inspiration: Zucchini chilaquiles by VegKitchen.com
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Secret Mexican Spice Mix

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cilantro flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Vegan Mexican casserole items

  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onions
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed 14.5 oz each)
  • 2 medium zucchini (quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced)
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 8 oz cheddar-style nondairy cheese (Try Daiya brand)

Optional Carefree Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • In small glass bowl, mix spices together.
  • In a food processor, add 1 - 1/2 cans of tomatoes and 1/2 cup minced onions. Blend until semi-smooth. Add Mexican spice mix. Blend for 30 seconds.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute 1/2 cup onions until translucent. Add the green pepper and zucchini. Stir fry until vegetable soften. (about 2 minutes) Reduce heat to simmer and add tomato blend. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In lightly oiled 9 x 13 baking dish, create 2 layers of ingredients as follows: 1 layer corn tortillas. 1 layer tomato mixture. 1 layer beans. 1 layer cheese shreds. Repeat same pattern.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes,
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  • Cut into squares and serve on plates. Apply optional garnish as you wish. Another awesome recipe to consider is Vegan Jackfruit Chili.

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