Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mexican Casserole

A twist on Mexican!
A great tasting dish for something that is rather effortless to make.
It takes a bit of time & preparation but its not hard.
Everyone in our home really loves it!

You'll need:
1 pack corn tortillas
2-3 cups cooked brown rice
1 can black beans           (or 1 cup home-made pre-cooked)
1 can red kidney beans   (or 1 cup home-made pre-cooked)
1 red capsicum
1 green capsicum
1 zucchini
1 onion
1 can corn
1 can tomatoes
1 red chili     (or to taste)
1/2 cup salsa
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon coriander

Chop the tortillas into bite size pieces.
Place on a lined baking tray & bake at 200C for 10-15 minutes until just firm but not yet brown. (Cooking times with vary depending on the tortillas you use and your oven.)
Drain the canned beans, and canned corn. Chop the onion, zucchini, capsicums and chili. Combine all of these into a large casserole pan or baking dish. 
Add the rice and spices. Mix well. 
Stir through the tomatoes and salsa.
Spread evenly around the pan.
Cover with foil or a lid and bake for 30minutes in a preheated 200C oven.
The tomatoes will be bubbling hot when you take the dish out of the oven.
Spread the baked tortilla chips over the top and gently press them down into the mixture.
Return the dish to the oven and continue to bake for a further 10-15minutes until the chips are browned on top.
Serve and enjoy!
Perfectly satisfying by itself or you can add mashed avocado or tofu sour cream if you like.

Submitted for Healthy Vegan Friday.
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  1. That looks very filling and warm on a winters night. Have a lovely long weekend.

    1. Thanks Jo - we had a lovely long break!
      I do love warm food on cold nights :-)

  2. Hi,

    great recipes! I was wondering if i can include them on my new site about veganism, organic food, raw food, etc..

    I can include you on the resources list then.

    Thank You!

    1. Feel free to share my recipes so long as they are linked back to my site! Thanks :-)

  3. This looks and sounds amazing! Swing by my place - let me know if it's ok to link up to you, too! I'd love to keep in touch with your vegan creations!

    1. Love your blog - such great ideas!
      Feel free to link me up for sure :-) Thanks!

  4. Check out all those vibrant colours in this dish. It's stunning!
    I was just wondering... are your corn tortillas 100% corn? All the corn tortillas I've found over here contain wheat as well. Not great for those who with gluten intolerances (fortunately we don't need to eat GF, but I would like to cut down on the amount of wheat we eat).

    1. I have found that there are some that are completely corn & others that have added wheat flour.

      I do love a colourful dish - makes it feel 'fun' to eat!!!! lol xxx

  5. This looks beautiful! I'm looking forward to trying it : )