Vegan Recipes


Polenta Tamale Pie

1 pound ground soy meat, seasoned
1 16 ounce jar salsa
1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed
3 ounce vegetable broth
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 1 pound roll prepared polenta, sliced into 1/3 thick rounds
12 ounces soy cheese
cayenne pepper, ground cumin and garlic salt, to taste
safflower oil, for sauteing

Defrost and saute soy 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 half of the cilantro and simmer until mixture thickens. Oil 9 x 9 glass baking dish. Place approximately 1/3 of polenta in bottom of dish. Cover with 1/3 of soy meat mixture and then 1/3 of soy cheese. Repeat layering twice more, top with remaining cilantro and bake for 40 minutes at 350F. You may choose to broil for 30 seconds or so in order to crispify top layer of soy cheese. Serve with a light salad. Serves 6.


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