Saturday, March 3, 2012

Megnar's Black Bean Casserole

The nutrition facts for this delicious vegetarian casserole can be found at Calorie Count!

Black Bean Casserole

6  corn tortillas
1 ½ cups  black beans
10  tomatillos
3  zucchinis, chopped
3  tomatoes, chopped
2 cup  onion, chopped
3 cloves  garlic, minced
1 tbsp  olive oil
1 cup  red bell pepper, chopped
¼  cup nutritional yeast
3 tsp  Mexican seasoning


Peel off the tomatillo skins.

Fill a large sauce pan with water and set to boil. When boiling drop in the peeled tomatillos and cook for 5 - 7 minutes until they start to soften. Drain the tomatillos.

Add the tomatillos, 1 garlic clove and 1/2 cup of the chopped onion into a blender and liquefy.

Chop all the remaining vegetables. Heat up the oil and sauté the onion and red bell pepper 5 minutes. Add the zucchinis and sauté till just tender. Add the black beans (drain and rinse if they are canned), chopped tomatoes and the nutritional yeast and sauté another few minutes.

Put about 1/4 of the tomatillo sauce into the bottom of a lightly greased baking dish. Layer half of the corn tortillas on top of the sauce. Put in the sautéed veggies. Layer the rest of the corn tortillas and the remainder of the sauce.

Stick in 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until hot.


  1. When do you a the black beans?

  2. I'll find out how she does it and fix this recipe. thank you for noticing! I would suggest that you could either do them as a separate layer or mix them with the veggies. If you use canned beans, drain and rinse them first.

  3. I've updated the recipe! Add the beans with the tomatoes and nutritional yeast. Again, I am so glad you noticed and spoke up!

  4. Recipe says: 1/4 nutritional yeast...?
    how much should that be?

  5. What is nutritional yeast? Regular yeast like for bread?

  6. Hi there, nope, it's not that sort of yeast. It's an inactive yeast common in vegetarian cooking for its savory nutty/cheesy flavor and protein and vitamins such as B vitamins. Here's a great link that explains about it.

    Wiki does a nice job explaining in more detail: