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Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole Recipe

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For  a quick, healthy, meat-free meal, this two bean corn meal casserole pie is one of our go-to meals!  

This Cornmeal pie is a type of casserole with tomato, veggie, and bean mixture, similar to my chili recipe, but less soupy.  The topping is made from cornmeal and whole wheat flour, making the perfect crust!

Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

We’ve always added loads of beans to our meals.  Beans are a great source of fiber and protein.

Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

One of my goals for this year is to really build up our food storage.  I’ve collected food storage suggestion lists over time, but they’ve never really fit with my lifestyle.  There are some foods that I just don’t want to collect in bulk and store indefinitely, like shortening!

But one thing that has always been important in our food storage for my family is beans!  I have hundreds of pounds of dry beans, and I wish I made them from dry more often.  I do know how, I do love to.   If I think ahead, I’ll put them in crockpot all day.  I even have a pressure cooker, which makes beans in less than 30 minutes!  But sometimes, I like meals like these, where I can just use a can of beans and be good with it.  So, even though I have hundreds of pounds of dry beans, my canned bean storage needs some stock piling! Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

Canned beans can be part of a healthy diet.  Look for beans that are low in sodium, or rinse it well after you open a can.  If BPA is a concern to you, look for BPA free canned beans from companies like Eden Organics.  I found this post with other companies that also sell BPA free cans. Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

So, that’s it, my goal!! Add more canned beans to my food storage!  We’ll be starting with black beans, since we eat those more than any other! Oh, and garbanzo, since I can’t imagine life without hummus! Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner! Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner! Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

So, add some beans to your meal plans, and let us know how you like this recipe!

Two Bean Cornmeal Pie

3 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Two Bean Cornmeal Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 379kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup, chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cup Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned, stewed
  • 2 cup black beans, canned
  • 1 cup corn, frozen
  • 2 cup kidney beans, canned

Crust

  • 3/4 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal, yellow
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Chop onion and saute onion in oil. Add spices, garlic (pressed or chopped)  and tomatoes with its juices and cook on stove top till boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add beans (rinsed) and corn and heat through. Pour entire mixture into casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray (11 X 7 X 2)
  • Mix together topping ingredients and spoon onto bean mixture already in casserole dish. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until topping is cooked through. Top with salsa if desired.
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Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 12g
Two Bean-Cornmeal Casserole. No time to shop? Turn your food storage into tonight's dinner!

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I have made this 3 times now and we love it! Easy to make and my kids love to help with the cornbread portion! I add a little mild salsa for more flavor. Next time I’ll try sneaking in some finely chopped spinach or maybe some broccoli and carrots. Thanks for the great recipes!!

Do your research if you’re going to use cumin and have a peanut allergy. There is a recall on different cumin products for those that have peanut allergies. Check out the FARE website for details.

Oh geesh Heidi! My apologies! Our ingredients are entered using a drop down measurement list from the USDA, and the ingredient above it was olives (that’s why it said jumbo). I selected the wrong thing. It should be ground black pepper, which I’m sure you’re very familiar with! LOL

Hi, on my computer, the corn ingredient comes up as:
1 – Corn, Frozen

how much should I use?
Thanks! Jenny

In the directions, it says to add the tomatoes with its juices, but I don’t see any tomatoes listed in the ingredients list. I’m presuming it is calling for one 15 oz can of diced tomatoes – is that correct? Thanks! PS – I love your recipes!

Hi, your recipe looks yummy. I don’t think my 8-year-old son would not like it though because he hates his food mixed. LOL But my question is: could you use Maseca corn flour?

Substituting masa harina did not work. It needed more liquid. It didn’t really cook right. I need to find a recipe using masa harina.

I’m really impressed with how tasty this meal was, considering how simple the recipe is. Great work!

Some substitutions/amendments that happened out of necessity:

no chili powder; used equal parts taco seasoning mix
no stewed tomatoes; used tomatoes with diced chilies and onions
no frozen corn; used 15oz can corn, drained
no kidney beans; used 15oz can pinto beans
no sugar; used 1.5 tsp brown sugar
no milk; substitute 3 Tbsp powdered milk + 3/4 C water

Sorry if it looks like I Frankensteined your recipe. Really just speaks true to the versatility. This one is a definite keeper!

4 stars
My kids liked this. Mine turned out a smidge on the dry side so I served with sour cream which helped. A couple of family members couldn’t live without cheese so they added that as well. I also cut the pepper in half. With the cumin and the chili powder that seemed like a better ratio for us. Avocado would have been great also but sadly, I didn’t have any!