Monday, April 15, 2019

Vegan Dump Dinners - Cuban Black Beans

Vegan Dump Dinner: Cuban Black Beans
Dump dinners are great - dump everything in a gallon zipper freezer bag, label it, and toss it in the freezer. Thaw it the day before you want to eat it. On the day you choose to eat it, just pour the contents of the bag into your slow cooker, set and go. A few hours later, you have dinner.

These are perfect for busy days when you'll be coming home late and/or tired. They're also perfect for new baby time, convalescing, or those days when you need someone to cook who doesn't know your kitchen.

But, finding good, easy vegan dump dinners can be a challenge. There are lots of meaty dump dinners out there, but very few vegetarian or vegan ones. And most of those are soup. While I like soup a lot, I don't want it every meal. A little variety is good : )

This is my latest innovation - Cuban Black Beans. They can be served over rice, with crusty bread, or as Black Bean Enchiladas - rolled up in a Tortilla, covered with Enchilada Sauce, and baked (or even microwaved ; ) to warm : ) Or as Wet Burritos (aka Smothered Burritos). Scroll on down for directions for all!

Vegan Dump Dinner: Cuban Black Beans for Fill-Your-Own-Tortilla Night

Here's the plan:

Cuban Black Beans 
Label Gallon Zipper Bag and fill as follows:
3 (15 oz) cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can Chopped Tomatoes with Juice
1 (8 oz) can Sliced Mushrooms, drained 
1 (12 oz) Frozen Bag 3 Pepper and Onion Mix (or 1 cup each, Sliced Bell Pepper & Sliced Onion)
2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning (or 1 envelope store-bought)
2 T water

Toss bag in Freezer. The day before you plan to enjoy this meal, put it in the fridge in a plastic box (to prevent drips) and defrost. The day you plan to eat it, put it in the slow cooker, and cook on high 3-4 hours.

Serve over Rice.

Or with Crusty Bread.

Or for a Fill-Your-Own-Tortilla night.

Or make Enchiladas: fill tortillas, top with Enchilada Sauce and bake 350 degrees, 15 minutes.

Or Wet Burritos: Instead of Enchilada Sauce, mix 1 (8oz) can Tomato Sauce with 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning, and use to top Tortillas which are filled with this filling. I like to line up 9 of these in a 9x13 glass casserole, for an attractive presentation. Heat in oven or Microwave.  When serving, top with Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, and  Avocados, if desired.

If you really love Dump Dinners, and want more Vegan options, check out these:

Vegan Dump Dinner: Curried Chickpeas over Rice

Nine Vegan & Cluten Free Dump Dinners

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  1. I tried this recipe today. Oh my goodness. So good. I had it over brown rice and topped it with chopped avocado. It sounds like a fairly plain recipe but with your taco seasoning spice blend it is really tasty. This is definitely a keeper!

    1. I'm so delighted that you liked it! And thrilled that you stopped by to make a sweet comment! Thanks so much : )

  2. This sounds delicious! We really like black beans, so I think my whole family would like this one. It seems like a great option for a crowd, too, given beans are so affordable!


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