Layered Bean Casserole

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 45 minutes

Serves:6

This recipe was originally posted on the McDougall Discussion Board several years ago. I have modified it slightly for taste and convenience. I really like recipes that can be prepared ahead and then popped into the oven just before dinner.

Ingredients

  • Bottom layer:
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can red or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can chili beans in oil-free sauce, undrained
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed slightly
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • Middle layer:
  • 15 ounce white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
  • Top layer:
  • 20 ounce bag 20 ounce bag fresh shredded oil-free hash brown potatoes

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bottom layer: Mix all above ingredients together and ladle into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, distributing evenly.

Middle layer: Place all above ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth. Pour over the bean layer and spread evenly.

Top layer: Sprinkle the potatoes evenly over the bottom two layers. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes until potatoes are brown and sauce is bubbly.

Hints: Serve with hot sauce to drizzle over the top for more heat, or serve with tofu sour cream to mellow it out a bit.