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Black Bean Casserole Recipes

May 19, 2020 2 min read

Black Bean Casserole Recipes

Vegetarian black bean casseroles are fast and easy ways for you to spice up your weeknight menu. With so many great options for black bean casseroles out there, we could not settle on just one black bean casserole recipe so we decided to share our top TWO recipes. These recipes will save you time and money as they warm themselves into the favorite section of your recipe book. These casseroles are great low-fat family dinner options or meatless Monday meals. If you have ever looked for vegetarian recipes, you probably noticed that most vegetarian recipes are casseroles. There is a good reason for that! Casseroles are easy dinner recipes and super quick to throw together. These two recipes are no different!

To satisfy your Mexican food cravings, these two recipes will offer you the perfect opportunity to break out your tortillas or get your rice fix with a simple oven bake. Whether you choose to make it more Mexican or keep things simple, this baked bean casserole is comfort food you can enjoy without worrying about unhealthy ingredients or worthless calories. If you want your casseroles to really soak in all of the beautiful flavors you are cooking with, we recommend using a cast-iron casserole dish.

           

Mexican Black Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of sweet corn
  • 2 bell peppers (preferably different colors)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 3 large corn tortillas
  • 2-3 cups hard cheese, shredded
  • 14 oz enchilada sauce

If you really want to make this dish your own, you can make your own enchilada sauce in about 15 min using our recipe. This enchilada sauce goes great with all sorts of recipes including original or meatless versions of Mexican enchiladas or other bean casseroles. If you end up with leftover sauce, you can safely store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Chop the peppers. Drain the black beans and corn.
  • Pour around a quarter of your enchilada sauce over the bottom of your casserole dish.
  • Place 1 large tortilla in the dish and cover it with a third of the chopped peppers, beans, sweet corn, and cheese. Spread sauce evenly over it. Repeat layering 2 more times with remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the casserole with a lid and bake it in the oven for 25 min.

Black Bean Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of sweet corn
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup purple onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 oz full-fat coconut milk ( can be replaced with cream cheese)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • salt/pepper to taste


Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Drain and rinse the black beans and sweet corn. Chop the onion and pepper.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until evenly combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish.
  • Cover the casserole and bake it in the oven for 30 mins.


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