Black Bean Veggie Stack Ups

When I was a little girl, my Mom would make a meal for us that she named the Chicken Stack Up.  It pretty much consisted of cheese, chicken and tortillas….stack ‘em up and bake it.  Well, I’m glad to say that we’ve all changed since then – I like a LOT more flavor and now my Mom is vegan!  So here is a recipe that is just for her….except I just couldn’t resist and added some cheese and sour cream!  :)

Black Bean Veggie Stack Ups

  • 1 Pepper, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Carrot, shaved (use a mandolin or vegetable peeler)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup Corn Kernels (I used frozen corn)
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 1 can Re-fried Beans
  • 1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • Shredded Monterrey Jack and Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • Sour Cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Saute the pepper, onion and carrot in a small drizzle of oil for about 8 – 10 minutes.  Add the garlic and corn, cook for 2 more minutes and remove from heat.  Meanwhile combine the chili powder and cumin with the salsa in a small bowl, set aside.  Assemble the ingredients in a square 8×8 baking dish.  Spray with a tiny bit of cooking spray.  Layer a tortilla, then spread on 1/3 of the re-fried beans, 1/3 of the black beans and kidney beans, 1/3 of the sauteed veggies and 1/3 of the salsa.  If using cheese and sour cream, add a little dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.  Repeat this process two more times finishing with a tortilla on top.  Cover and bake in the over for 30 minutes.  


 Saute the veggies.

 Layer on the refried beans,

Add the black beans and kidney beans.

Bring on the veggies.

A little cheese and sour cream goes a long way!

Finish the stack up with another tortilla and bake.




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  1. Looks delicious, and soft enough to smash :) ! Making it soon. Have a great day. :)

  2. Those look so tasty! I love all the beans. Come visit us. We have some wonderful recipes this week and some great ones coming up too!

  3. Thanuja

    I really commend your mom for going vegan… so many good reasons for it both for self AND the animals. Is it challenging to stay on a vegan menu? I must try this one (just hope my toddler will be tempted; you know how picky toddlers can be!).

    • Whitney

      I would have a hard time giving up cheese! My Mom doesn’t seem to miss it much at all! She always has tons of great veggies. It is such a great thing for our kids to see us eating such healthy foods.

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