Friday, March 23, 2012

Start of Favorites Week!

I am so happy that Chris suggested a favorites week! It's nice to take a break from experimenting with new vegan recipes and go back to some in home classics. We kicked off our favorites week with Mexican Casserole. It was a huge hit the first time I made it a few months ago but that was before the switch to vegan. Tonight was my first attempt at a vegan version and Chris couldn't even tell the difference! Talking about it now is making my mouth water.

Mexican Casserole
What You Need:

  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 can corn or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup (vegan) sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (optional)
  • whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups (vegan) Mexican blend cheese
The Process: 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large skillet, heat the black beans, taco seasoning and onion for about 5 minutes. Stir in salsa, corn, sour cream and cumin. 
  3. Spoon a generous layer on the bottom of the casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese, and top with tortillas. Repeat until you are out of the mixture. Top with tortillas and use all remaining cheese on top. 
  4. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy :) 

6 comments:

  1. Kay Williams YountMarch 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    This looks, and sounds, delicious!

    Hmmm . . . I might try to work out a crock-pot version.

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  2. Thanks for making this for us! Your dad loves it! I had a bite, even though it wasn't vegan cheese - definitely looking forward to trying it with the Pepper Jack Daiya!!

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  3. I bet it would do well in a crockpot.

    I'm glad dad is enjoying it! Let me know how it is with the Pepper Jack, it sounds like it would be super yummy!

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  4. This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  5. Saw this on Veggie Converter... I'm definitely a meat eater, but this looks so delish, I had to save it so I can try it one day. Thanks for sharing !! :)

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  6. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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