This vegetarian enchilada casserole is loaded with a savory tofu and black bean filling. Ready in under and hour using nutritious ingredients and pantry staples, this recipe makes a great fuss-free dinner option!
106 inchwhite corn tortillassliced in half into half moons
fresh cilantro, lime and avocadofor serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add diced yellow onion and bell pepper. Crumble tofu directly into the pan, as you would with a tofu scramble. Saute until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Add black beans, 1 cup enchilada sauce, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Simmer over medium-low for 5 minutes, or until enchilada sauce is heated through. Taste for seasonings.
To assemble the casserole: Spread ½ cup enchilada sauce in a two quart baking dish. Layer three tortillas (6 half moons) so that the sauce is mostly covered. Cover with half of the black bean filling (about 2 and ½ cups). Sprinkle evenly with ⅔ cup cheese. Repeat once more: tortillas, filling, cheese. Top with 3-4 tortillas (6-8 pieces). It's okay if gaps aren't completely covered. Spread 1 cup enchilada sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle with ⅔ cup cheese.
Place the casserole uncovered on the middle oven rack. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy topped with chopped cilantro, avocado and Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Mexican cheese blend: This is a combination of sharp cheddar, Colby and Monterrey jack cheese.
Keeps refrigerated for 4-5 days.
To freeze: Slice the enchilada casserole into individual servings once it is completely cooled. I usually do this when it is refrigerator temp for the tidiest slices. Store in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Let thaw completely in the fridge before reheating in the microwave or oven.