Spicy Two-Bean Tamale Pie

I created this delicious dish of comfort food tonight and all my taste-testers loved it!  High in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins & minerals~all good things that your body is definitely going to enjoy. You can serve a nice green salad on the side:) 

Spicy Two-Bean Tamale Pie
Printable Recipe
Serves 4 (Main dish)

1/2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup green pepper (chopped)
1/2 cup green onions (sliced thinly)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 15-ounce can no-salt organic kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
1 15-ounce can no-salt organic pinto beans (drained & rinsed)
1/2 cup favorite salsa (I used a mango one from Whole Foods)
2 red Serrano peppers (sliced thinly)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 2-quart square baking dish with extra virgin olive oil.  In a medium skillet cook green pepper, onions and garlic until tender.  Be careful not to burn garlic.  Stir in kidney beans, pinto beans, salsa, chili peppers, chili powder, and cumin; heat through.  Spoon bean mixture into the prepared baking dish.

2.  Spread corn muffin mixture below over top of beans. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 

Corn Muffin Mix

1 cup 100% stone ground cornmeal
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
4 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1/8 tsp. Stevia
1 cup rice milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp. ground flax seed with 2 Tbsp. water
                  mix until consistency is is egg-like)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar vegan rice cheese
1/4 cup cilantro (fresh snipped pieces)

Blend dry ingredients together. Add rice milk, applesauce and flax egg. Mix together until just combined. Fold in rice cheese & cilantro.

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  1. Can I just live with you again!!! I miss your cooking!!!

  2. Wow! That sounds amazing and just what I was craving for a fall-like cozy-warm dish. I love that it is vegetarian and dairy-friendly!

  3. Your tamale pie looks and sounds so yummy and healthy too! Thanks for saharing!

  4. Looks amazing! It will be on my list of vegan food my non-vegan family will love! Will use it when my parents come for Thanksgiving! Thanks!

  5. Gorgeous photos! I can taste it with my eyes.

  6. Oh, that looks delicious! I'll have to try it when I go home for Christmas... =)

  7. Hi Debbie!!

    WOW!! Looks sooo delicious!! and beautiful!!

    I love your create foods ;)
    I wanna come there sooon!! (T___T)

    Love you xoxo

  8. Thank you ladies for your kind comments!! We loved this yummy comfort food dish. It is a very easy dish to make and so full of flavor:)

  9. I have to make this this month! Its perfect for Fall!! Even though it is 95 degrees still in So Cal!!!!!

  10. YUM this recipe looks awesome! and i'm a huge fan of corn bread- it has endless possibilities! I also liked that you combine kidney and pinto, and i feel that americans don't eat enough beans (esp considering that fact that its a great source of protein!), so this is a great dish! Thanks!


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