Monday, September 16, 2013

Meatless Monday - Zesty Tempeh Tortilla Casserole

You will need:

19 oz can Enchilada sauce - you will only use 12 oz
1/2 cup water
Packet of Taco mix 
Flour tortillas
2 oz of mild chopped green chiles
1 cup sour cream
Bag of shredded cheese
1 cup chopped green/red/yellow peppers (set aside 2 Tablespoons)
8 oz organic Tempeh
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 cup corn - frozen or canned

Takes 1 hour from start to finish. About 6 servings.

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Heat oil in a skillet on low heat (I used Coconut - Canola works too)
Gently saute the green/red/yellow pepper mix - about 3 minutes until softened

Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to liquefy - about 8 minutes -

While mushrooms cook, grate the tempeh or use a food processor

Tip: Keep tempeh in fridge well chilled until ready to use, it's easier to grate when it's COLD!
While grating the exposed top half of tempeh, I kept the bag on the lower half - otherwise your hands will get icky quick. Had to chop the bottom 1" of tempeh when I removed bag fully.

Grated tempeh
Tempeh included and simmering on low heat

To mushroom/pepper mix add the green chiles, taco mix, 1/2 cup water, the corn and 12 oz of enchilada sauce. Stir well and add the tempeh, allow to simmer 5 minutes.

In an un-greased 11 x 7 inch baking dish, spread one cup of hot tempeh mix on the bottom. 

Cut tortillas in half and layer on top (see left photo).

Spread thin layer of sour cream on top of tortilla halves and then sprinkle with cheese and add another cup of tempeh mix on top of cheese layer.

Repeat layer. Tortillas, sour cream, tempeh and cheese.

Grate black pepper on top if you like, and/or some red pepper flakes if you like additional heat.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in top of oven. 

The finished dish.

Serve with a little sour cream and the remaining, fresh chopped pepper mix.


And....while you're eating so healthy maybe have a juiced drink to go with it?

Just Another Manic Monday - - Mango Smoothie


  1. Oh, this looks so good. I'm definitely going to try it (with vegan cheese and sour cream). I love your Meatless Monday posts!

  2. Thanks so much Leslie! The vegan cheese and sour cream is a great idea - I appreciate your input!


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