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BLACK-EYED CHEEZY BAKE (WFPB)

Total confession: I created this by thinking when I realized I didn't have all the ingredients I needed for something else. What resulted was a delicious casserole type meal that's bursting with flavour. It's comfort food at its best. Enjoy!

Serves: 4-6


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 onion, diced small

  • 1 green pepper, diced small

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice (brown rice will also work)

  • 1 1/2 cups cook black-eyed peas

  • 1 14.5oz jar plain tomato sauce (no added sugar)

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp white miso paste

  • 6 cups collards, spinach, or kale


DIRECTIONS:

Prep all your shit. Chop your veggies, get your spices together. Cook your rice and beans if you're not using canned. This shit's going to come together fast.

Preheat your over to 400 F. Pre-heat a frying pan to medium high and start sautéing an onion till soft - add 1 tbsp or so of water (vegetable stock if you've got some handy) to keep from sticking. Once softened add the garlic and peppers and cook for a few minutes till softened. Toss in your spices and mix is all around till it's coating everything all fucking nice like.


Turn down heat to low, toss in the rice and beans and mix until heated through. Add in your sauce, nutritional yeast, and miso and stir until combined. Add in your greens and stir until just wilted. Combine all that shit together - should start smelling fucking AWESOME.


In a large casserole dish spread the mixture and smooth that shit out. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, remove cover and cook another 10. Let that shit cool for a few minutes before you serve it and SMASH IT INTO YOUR FACE!



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