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Black Bean Casserole with Cornbread Topping

This is easy, healthy, cheap, and tasty!


  • 2 1/2 cups cooked black beans (if you soak 1 cup of dry and cook them, you'll get the right amount. You can also use 2 (15 oz.) cans, but make sure to rinse the beans well before using)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used spelt)
  • 1 Tbsp. raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup water


In a large saucepan, fry the onion in a little oil till translucent. Add beans and salsa and cook for another minute or two.

In a medium bowl, mix all other ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes and stir again. Pour bean mixture in a greased dish (I use Pyrex dishes) and pour cornmeal mixture on top.


Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with guacamole on the side if desired.


Servings: 4
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
30 Minutes Cooking Time

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By Lisa from Halifax, NS

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February 4, 20110 found this helpful

This really sounds like a good Sunday evening meal for wintertime. I might use red beans just for a variation sometimes. Makes me hungry just thinking about it all nice and warm.

Thank you Lisa.


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February 7, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you so much for this recipe. It looks really tasty. I'm constantly on the lookout for vegetarian/vegan recipes that are quick and easy and don't require obscure ingredients. I will have a look at your blog to see if I can pick up some more good recipes.

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February 7, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks for posting this! I'm always looking for cheap vegan recipes and I can't wait to try this.

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May 31, 20130 found this helpful

So nice to see a nutritious recipe on this site. Thanks much. Anne

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