I was so impressed with the chilaquiles that I made the other day, I wanted to do it again but this time make much more of it. Because I like food in casserole form, I decided to try it that way and bulk it up with more tortilla chips, more sauce and corn kernels. It was so delicious and something that would be an easy weeknight meal. I know that I used a lot of canned stuff here so please feel free to use fresh ingredients if available. I needed dinner quick on the table tonight and I didn't have any fresh produce so I had to resort to my pantry.
We were such in a rush to eat that I forgot to take a photo when it came out of the oven! So here it is after being dug into several times. It doesn't look that bad actually.
2 TB olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1 28oz. can diced tomatoes 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. oregano 1/2 tsp. sugar salt and pepper to taste 1 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15oz. can sweet corn, drained and rinsed tortilla chips 2 cups vegan cheese (I used the cheddar style Daiya vegan cheese)
1. Saute onions, garlic and green pepper in olive oil until soft. 2. Add tomatoes and spices. Bring to a boil and then simmer on Low for about 10-15 minutes. 3. Spray a medium baking dish with oil. Spread a small amount of tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish. Spread a layer of tortilla chips. Add half the beans and half the corn evenly over the chips. Ladle half the sauce and sprinkle half of the cheese. Repeat with another layer of chips-beans-corn-tomato sauce. Save the other half of the cheese for the end. 4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. 5. Remove foil, turn oven up to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, return to oven and bake uncovered for 5 more minutes or until cheese melts. 6. Serve with avocado chunks and a dollop of Vegenaise or vegan sour cream.
Why, yummy food of course! As a vegan who does not eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy, I get asked this question hundreds of times. I plan to fill the contents of this blog with the answer to that question and to prove that vegan cuisine is full of variety, flavor and abundance.