Mexican Stacked Fajita Vegetable Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Stacked Fajita Vegetable Enchilada Casserole 

Ingredients

1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 cup red bell pepper slices

1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices and separated into rings

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 (1.27 ounce) packet dry fajita seasoning

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder

2 cups water

1/4 cup margarine

2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce

5 (9 inch) whole-wheat tortillas, torn into 1-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon sliced black olives (optional)

1/4 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped tomato (optional)

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped onion (optional)

2 tablespoons prepared salsa (optional)

2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place zucchini, red bell pepper, and 1 onion sliced into rings into a bowl; stir in 1 cup water, vegetable oil, and dry fajita seasoning. (Mixture can be left to marinate 1 to 2 hours, if desired.) Drain vegetables.

Heat vegetables in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Place flour, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, and dry mustard powder into a saucepan and whisk in 2 cups water until thoroughly combined.

Place saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly until thick, about 5 minutes.

Stir in margarine and remove sauce from heat.

Pour 1/2 can of enchilada sauce into bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish and spread the sauce out to cover the bottom. Top with 1/4 of the tortilla pieces, and spread 1/2 cup brown rice onto the tortillas.

Spread 1/3 of the cooked vegetables over the brown rice.

Spread 1 can of black beans over the vegetables; cover beans with 1/4 of the nutritional yeast sauce.

Repeat the layers twice more.

Make a final layer containing remaining 1/4 of the tortilla pieces, remaining nutritional yeast sauce, and remaining 1/2 can enchilada sauce.

Bake casserole in the preheated oven until bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes; allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Top casserole with optional black olives, avocado, tomato, jalapeno pepper, 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, salsa, and sour cream before serving.

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