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What you need:

1 pound ground vegan meat (I used SmartGround taco/burrito) safflower oil, for sauteing 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed 6 ounces vegetable broth cayenne pepper, to taste ground cumin, to taste garlic salt, to taste 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, divided 1 (1 pound) roll prepared polenta, sliced into 1/3" thick rounds 12 ounces vegan cheese

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Defrost and saute vegan meat in a bit of safflower oil for around 5 minutes, or until heated through over medium heat. Add salsa, black beans, broth, cayenne, cumin, garlic salt and 1/2 the cilantro and simmer until mixture thickens. 2. Oil a 9x9" glass baking dish. Place approximately 1/3 the polenta in bottom of dish. Cover with 1/3 vegan meat mixture and then 1/3 vegan cheese. 3. Repeat layering twice more (a total of 3 layers), top with remaining cilantro and bake for 40 minutes. You may choose to broil for 30 seconds or so in order to crispify top layer of vegan cheese. Serve with a light salad. Yum. Very tasty.

Preparation Time:

45 minutes-1 hour

Servings:

6

Recipe Category:

Mexican Dinner Pies

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LauraQ98

5 stars!! I made this last night and it was a huge hit! I'm not a fan of the texture of ground meat, so I subbed 2 cups of cooked lentils. I used 1/2 brick of Daiya cheddar and 1/2 bag of shredded Daiya mozzarella (because that's what I had in the house) and it turned out absolutely amazing. My 5 year old son had 4 helpings, and cried tonight because I wasn't serving it again. It's THAT GOOD.

10 years ago

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Momtonk

Excellent. I used 1 cup of tvp for the meat and taco seasoning instead of garlic salt and cumin.

11 years ago

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MandiKorn

I made this dish for our dinner this week, and it was fabulous. My husband and I love all the different elements needed to make this dish delicious, and I did not change a thing. Thanks for sharing:o)

11 years ago

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ImaginaryColors

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OMG! This is sooo Good!! I used Soyrizo which is pretty spicy and instead of the spices recommended I used some taco seasoning, it is very flavorful and spicy. Daiya cheese makes this so cheesy and delicious! I am defiantly going to make this again for my friends!

11 years ago

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marian13

Made this again after not having made it in about a year and a half. Since I last made it, I discovered Daiya "cheese" and used that in the recipe. This is a quick, easy to make meal when you are in a rush. Let it sit for a few minutes before serving and serve with a salad -- fast and delicious!

12 years ago

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Sonia66

This was unbelievably good. I used Teese mozzarella and Fantastic Foods vegan taco meat. Will go into heavy rotation at my house.

12 years ago

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Justus

Yuuuuuum!! This recipe is delicious just as is, loved it!! It was easy, quick to make and a big hit in my home. :w00t!:

12 years ago

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marian13

Great recipe for a quick dinner! I found some sundried tomato and garlic polenta and used that along with Trader Joe's habanero and lime salsa. The SmartGround wasn't the taco seasoned one so I added my own chili powder, garlic, and cumin. When I first took it out of the oven, it was kind of on the soupy side and had to be served with a spoon. Let it sit for just a few minutes and you get more of a casserole consistency. Served it with a salad and it was well received in our house. For the cheese part, I love FYH cheese, but can't stand that it doesn't melt, but most vegan cheeses (other than Teese) doesn't do it. So I mixed up a little almond milk on the stove and put some of the FYH cheese and some nutritional yeast in and kept it warm while I made the layers. Then I spooned it on and didn't have to deal with the chunks of "cheese" that you normally get. Thanks for the great recipe! :)

13 years ago

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certifiedmoxie

This is a very nice versatile recipe - one that you can add and subtract from depending on what you are in the mood for. I layered mine a bit differently. I divided the polenta and cheese into 3 portions, but I divided the soy meat into two. On the bottom I put a layer of polenta and cheese, then I added half of the soy meat mixture. In the middle I put polenta and cheese, then the other half of the soy meat mixture. Then, on the top, you guessed it, polenta cheesey goodness.

14 years ago

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kbarnes

I really enjoyed this recipe although I made a few changes. I needed to make a soy-free version so instead of soy cheese I used the nutritional yeast queso recipe from this website and instead of soy meat substitute I used Field Grains Mexican Chipotle sausage. Because the sausage was very spicy I omited the spices listed in the recipe. Turned out very flavorfal and filling! I also used more polenta than the recipe called for.

14 years ago

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