This Easy Three Bean Taco Casserole is the epitome of comforting, boldly flavorful, and the perfect vegetarian option for weeknight meals for the entire family. Packed with three types of beans—lentils, kidney beans, + black beans, along with onions, bell peppers, and delicious taco seasonings, this casserole is surely a hearty way to satisfy those taste buds without missing the meat.
Comfort foods are one of my favorite types of recipes. I’m sure that it’s the Southern girl in me. Where are my Southerners at who can relate?
Even if you aren’t Southern, I’m sure that you enjoy a good bowl or plate of comfort once in a while.
Anyway, this Casserole is definitely one for the books!
I know that typical taco casseroles comes jam-packed with ground beef or meat of some sort, however, this recipe is entirely vegetarian and MEATLESS!
Did someone say Meatless Mondays? Whelp, these days, it’s Meatless ANY DAY! Haha.
Trust me, this dish is so well seasoned and jam-packed with beans + veggies, you won’t even miss the meat.
So, of course, it would be the perfect transition for those who want to eat more plant-based OR if you have someone in your household who isn’t plant-based, but you’d like to introduce them to the scene, then this is the PERFECT DISH TO DO IT.
OK, so I know that most taco casseroles or taco anything may consist of the classic, signature seasoning taco pack, however, this dish contains a homemade seasoning blend—SO MUCH BETTER!
For this casserole, the honest best part is the addition of beans. Originally, I wanted to use lentils as the base, however, I later decided that MASSIVE flavor is better than simple flavor, so I opted for three types of beans.
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When it comes to most dishes on Orchids + Sweet Tea, you can always personalize it based on your own personal preference and this casserole is no different.
In this casserole, I included lentils, red kidney beans, black beans, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, topping it with cheese and jalapeños.
But if you’re in the mood for additional ingredients, feel free to add tomatoes, corn, different types of cheeses, pinto beans, or chickpeas.
Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease your 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium-high heat and add garlic and onions, cooking them until fragrant and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add in bell peppers and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until softened.
Add in all beans, tomato paste, veggie stock, and seasonings, stirring everything together until well combined. Let it cook a bit until fragrant, about 5 minutes before removing from heat.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
Add in 1/4 the amount of cheese and gently stir it into the mixture. Top with remaining cheese and let bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes or so before serving.
To serve, top with lettuce or kale (if preferred), jalapeños, tomatoes, and greek yogurt or sour cream and a side of tortilla chips.
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Easy Three Bean Taco Casserole.