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Spicy Black Bean Casserole With Vegetables And Cheese

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The Spicy Black Bean Casserole is a satisfying dish awakening all your senses as you smell the spice, crunch into the cheesy bread topping, and see the colors of the peppers, onion, and celery contrast with the darkness of the beans. It's a great comfort food dish. Eliminate the cheese or use a vegan cheese.
Ingredients
  Black beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Rinsed)
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Red pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Orange pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Spicy chilli sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Red pepper flakes 2 Pinch
  Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Jack and cheddar mix cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Avocado oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tortillas 4 Medium
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (for greasing)
Directions

MAKING
1. Take a bowl and add the washed and rinsed black beans, tomato sauce, celery, onions, red and orange peppers.
2. Add the spices such as chilli powder and the ginger. Also add cilantro, cilli sauce and maple syrup. Mix and combine well.
3. Take a baking dish and spray with olive oil and pour in the mixture. Flatten the mixture out in the baking dish. Sprinkle a mix of bread crumbs and cheese making sure even distribution of the bread crumbs and the cheese.
4. Bake at 350 F for 60 minutes.

SERVING
5. The spicy black bean casserole can be topped with some avocado oil drizzled over it and can be served with baked tortillas

TIP
You can do a variation by putting the cheese and the breadcrumbs on when it has about 15 minutes left to cook.
Then it gets a little less crunchy and gooey.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
8
As a vegetarian you very well know that beans happen to be a high source of nutrients. Including them in your diet guarantees the intake of all the important nutrients into your body. Watch this video for a simple and amazing black bean casserole recipe for dinner.

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