Baked Black Beans in Vegan Cheese Sauce
Baked Black Beans in Vegan Cheese Sauce is a delectable family friendly casserole dinner. It is high in protein and serves as a comfort food. This 30 minutes vegan and gluten free entree pairs well with dinner rolls or crispy toast.
For the vegan cheese sauce
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
For black beans
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup sliced red onions
- 1 cup sliced Portobello mushrooms
- 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried garlic/garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 15oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- salt as per taste
- 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella cheese (shredded)
In a sauce pan combine almond milk and ½ cup almond flour. Cook until few boils stirring continuously.
Mix in salt, black pepper and dried basil and keep stirring for a minute.
Fold in rest of the ½ cup almond flour and stir until no lumps on a medium flame.
Lastly, add nutritional yeast and stir in a low flame until no lumps. Turn off the flame and let it rest. Once the sauce cools down it will thicken.
In the meanwhile, heat oil in a nonstick frying pan. Add sliced onions and Saute.
Just when the onions start browning add all the vegetables including mushrooms. Saute until well-cooked but not brown.
Add all the seasonings and saute again. Lastly, fold in black beans and cook for a minute.
Preheat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit. In a baking dish layer with half of the sauce and spread nicely. Then, add a layer of the sautéed vegetables. Pour rest of the sauce on the vegetables and spread with a spatula nicely covering the vegetables. Lastly, top it with mozzarella cheese and place the dish in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes and serve warm with your choice of toasted bread or dinner rolls
Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg