Chilaquiles is a classic Southwestern casserole that layers soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese (vegan in this case). Adding zucchini and chiles adds to the lively flavors. This recipe makes a nice change-of-pace holiday main dish but is also easy enough to make for weeknight meals. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.


Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole

Author: Nava

Recipe type: Vegan main dish

Cuisine: Vegan / Southwestern / Healthy

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Serves: 8

  • 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed or pureed tomatoes
  • 1–2 small fresh hot chile peppers, seeded and minced, or 1 (4 oz) can chopped mild green chiles
  • 2 tsp chili powder, or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 (16–20 oz) can black beans,…

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