Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Lentil Enchilada Casserole (Can be Vegan)

I have enjoyed trying out several of  The Vegan Cajun's recipes. I always enjoyed her Pampered Chef recipes before she became vegan...and her vegan recipes are just as yummy.  This one is based on a Pampered Chef recipe. 

3-4 C cooked lentils (drained)
1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
1 T Taco Seasoning Mix (Pampered Chef's SW seasoning)
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 C water
1/2 C salsa
12 yellow corn tortillas
1/4 C snipped cilantro
1 C shredded cheese or vegan cheese (OPT)

Combine cooked lentils, seasoning, salt, enchilada sauce, water, and salsa. Simmer for 5 -7 minutes. Cut tortillas into 1" pieces.  Don't cut back on sauce...liquid will cook down.

In a microwave safe dish arrange 1/2 the tortilla pieces, top with half the lentil mixture, half of the cheese, if using and 2 T of cilantro. Top with remaining tortillas, lentil mixture and optional cheese. microwave for 5 min or until hot and bubble. Top with remaining cilantro.

I made a big dish with cheese for the family - and a small one without for me. I sprinkled nutritional yeast on top and I didn't miss the cheese.

They didn't eat much of this - too spicy for them. I'll use the mild salsa next time. I enjoyed making ONE dinner which was easily adapted for all of us instead of cooking a "main meat entree" and a "main veggie entree."  No photo...oops. Visit here to see a photo. 

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