Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On My Hearth: Vegetarian Burrito Casserole

Since the girls enjoyed the broccoli casserole so much, I thought I'd try another one tonight. From Allrecipes, this sounds like a great way to use up some leftovers I have in the fridge! Again, thanks to my stocked pantry, I have everything on hand! I'll be using healthier brown rice and adding a bit of leftover corn. I'll be leaving out the jalapeno since they are not as fond of spicy food as their Mom.

Vegetarian Burrito Casserole

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes Ready In: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings

"Soy burger-style crumbles, tomatoes, rice, vegetarian refried beans, cheese, and taco seasonings all layered on top of flour tortillas and baked. A tasty vegetarian treat that will send even the meat lovers running back for more!"


3/4 cup white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1 (12 ounce) package frozen soy burger-style crumbles
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained, 1/4 cup juice reserved
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 (10 inch) burrito-size flour tortillas
1 (14.25 ounce) can vegetarian refried beans, divided
2 fresh jalapeno peppers - seeded, sliced, and divided
1 1/2 cups salsa, divided
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided


1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

3. Place soy crumbles, tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, chili powder, cumin, and taco seasoning in a medium frying pan over medium high heat. Cook and stir, breaking up tomatoes, for 10 minutes.

4. Lay 1 flour tortilla in a lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish. Layer with one half of the beans, jalapeno slices, rice, salsa, soy mixture, and 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, beginning with the flour tortilla, and top with remaining 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


RubyShooZ said...

Hiya Rapunzel et al!

This recipe sounds delicious! I am pretty sure I'd tweak it since I'm vegan but that is the norm for me. Too bad they label it vegetarian since any carniviore would love them too.

Much peace and love to you today and thank you so much for your sharing both your recipes and your heart with us here in the way that you do regularly. Love to you and yours. ~ RS ~

Mother of Invention said...

Wow! This is really different! I'll try it! I love doing my own variations too. Thanks.

Rapunzel said...

Ruby, my junk-food-lovin' carnivorous boyfriend loved it! I was shocked! Let me know how you like it. Thank you for your kind words, they really touched my heart today! xoxox

Mother of Invention, it was so tasty, let me know what you think if you try it.