Vegetarian Tamale Casserole for Meat Lovers!

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

As I try to limit my intake of meat, I am always thrilled to be able to come up with a recipe that meets my "meat tooth". This is so quick and easy for a week night supper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except cilantro and cornbread.
  2. If mixture appears too loose, mix 1 tbls of cornstarch or arrowroot with saved kidney bean water until smooth.
  3. Stir into mixture.
  4. Spray a 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish.
  5. Pour mixture in and smooth out.
  6. Make cornbread as directed on package.
  7. (Use the egg whites in place of whole egg).
  8. Add cilantro into cornbread mix.
  9. Top casserole with mixture,sealing to edges.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown.


Most Helpful

Very good recipe. Cilantro was a nice touch. I added tomatoes and butter beans instead of black beans to the mixture. I'll definitely make this one again. Thanks for the recipe!

Rob R. March 31, 2005

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