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Vegan Chick'n Enchilada Breakfast Casserole

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce bag Butler foods soy curls (purchase online or through Amazon)
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 vegan bouillon cube (chicken flavored works best, but herb/vegetable is also fine)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (substitute chopped leafy greens of choice, or frozen and chopped leafy greens of choice)
  • 12-15 6-inch corn or flour tortillas (12 fit my casserole dish perfectly; you may wish to have a few extra on hand)
  • 2 15-ounce cans or jars of red enchilada sauce (substitute 3 heaping cups of homemade enchilada sauce)
  • 1 heaping cup cashew cream (substitute 1 heaping cup shredded vegan cheese of choice)
  • chopped fresh avocado and cilantro leaves/stems, for topping

Instructions

  • First, prepare the chick'n style soy curls. Place the bouillon in a large, heatproof bowl. Bring the water to a boil. Pour it over the bouillon cube, then add the tamari, smoked paprika, and onion powder. Stir everything well, then add the soy curls. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes. Drain the hydrated soy curls in a colander, pressing them gently to help remove as much moisture as you can. You can prepare these in advance and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to 6 weeks.
  • Preheat your oven to 375F and lightly oil the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour one can (1 1/2 cups) of enchilada sauce into a large, deep skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat. Add the prepared chick'n style soy curls and the baby spinach. Heat and stir until the spinach has wilted.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce (from your remaining can) onto the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it around into a thin layer. Layer 4 tortillas over it (for my dish, I could layer three in a row and then cut an additional fourth in half and used it to cover space at the sides). Layer 1/2 of the chick'n/spinach mixture over the tortillas. Top with 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and drizzle with 1/2 cup cashew cream. Cover this layer with another 4 tortillas, the remaining chick'n/spinach mixture, another 1/2 cup sauce, and 1/2 cup cashew cream. Top with 4 more tortillas, then pour about 3/4 cup sauce on top of these, spreading the sauce evenly to cover the casserole. Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is darkening and the sauce is bubbling.
  • When the casserole has cooled for about 10 minutes, you can top it with chopped avocado and fresh chopped cilantro. Cut into 6 pieces and serve!

Notes

In place of the chick'n style soy curls in the recipe, you can use 20-25 ounces of your favorite seitan or jackfruit!