Cheesy Mushroom & Bean Enchilada Casserole and Cilantro Rice

Ever rediscover a way you used to cook? But hadn’t done for the longest time, and then suddenly you are making dishes like crazy? That would be enchilada casseroles for me. A few weeks back my brother was down visiting, and it was like we were eating a new version every couple of days! Probably a good thing he loooves it…..

While the dish has cheese in it, swap out with your favorite vegan cheeze, if so desired.


Cheesy Mushroom & Bean Enchilada Casserole


  • 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheese: cheddar, monterey, co-jack
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp mild chili powder
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 15 to 19 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 12 6″ corn tortillas


Preheat oven to 400°, lightly oil a 9×13″ glass baking dish.

Heat a large skillet over medium, add 2 Tablespoons oil and mushrooms, sauté until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, toss with 1½ cups of the cheese.

Add remaining 2 Tablespoon oil to skillet, sauté onion until golden, about 8 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and ½ cup water. Turn down to medium-low, simmer for 5 minutes. Season as desired with salt.

Spread a bit of the sauce on the bottom of the prepared dish, Make a layer of 4 tortillas, ripping to fit. Spread a little more sauce over the top. Spread half the mushroom mixture across top, sprinkle half the beans.

Coat 4 more tortillas in sauce, place on top, spread remaining mushroom mixture and beans on top. Soak last 4 tortillas in sauce, lay on top. Spread reaming sauce on top, sprinkle on remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.


Cilantro Rice


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped


Bring the broth to boil in a medium saucepan, add rice, return to boil. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff up and stir in cilantro as desired.




  1. Sometimes you just need old school eats!

  2. Cilantro rice!!! Add a little lime and you’ve got a party… okay add a margarita and you’ve got a party, but lime is nice too.

  3. I do that all the time! Enchilada casseroles are the best I have one in my drafts that I keep meaning to make and photograph. Mmmm. I also adore cilantro lime rice!

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