Easy Cheesy Vegetarian https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com Simple vegetarian recipes Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:54:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Mushroom-stuffed cheesy potato cakes https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mushroom-stuffed-cheesy-potato-cakes/ https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mushroom-stuffed-cheesy-potato-cakes/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:33:30 +0000 https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/?p=14081 These cheesy potato cakes are stuffed with creamy garlic mushrooms, fried until crispy, and served in a garlic cream sauce - utterly irresistible!

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These cheesy potato cakes are stuffed with creamy garlic mushrooms, fried until crispy, and served in a garlic cream sauce – utterly irresistible!

A cheesy stuffed potato cake in a cream sauce, cut in half to reveal a creamy mushroom filling.

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I think I may have died and gone to heaven. These cheesy potato cakes contain pretty much every one of my favourite ever ingredients – mushrooms, potatoes, cream, garlic, cheese… all combined into one perfect little package, and smothered in a creamy sauce. Perfection.

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Black bean and lentil vegetarian koftas https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/black-bean-and-lentil-vegetarian-koftas/ https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/black-bean-and-lentil-vegetarian-koftas/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:36:44 +0000 https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/?p=13982 These tasty vegetarian koftas couldn't be easier to make, with no pre-cooking required! Plus, they can be served in all sorts of different ways.

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These tasty vegetarian koftas couldn’t be easier to make, with no pre-cooking required! Plus, they can be served in all sorts of different ways.

Vegetarian koftas on sticks, laid out on a baking tray.

I’m not going to pretend these vegetarian koftas are attractive to look at, so please save your snarky comments! But I am going to tell you how tasty they are, how easy they are to make, and how many different ways you can serve them (spoiler: it’s a lot)!

Really, these veggie koftas are the perfect recipe – the sort of thing you can cook again and again, but never make the same way twice. If only they looked a little more enticing…

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Tofu and spinach samosas https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/tofu-spinach-samosas/ https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/tofu-spinach-samosas/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:18:13 +0000 https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/?p=14019 These vegetarian tofu and spinach samosas are packed with fresh ingredients, and are cooked in an air fryer - a tasty and healthy snack or side dish!

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These vegetarian tofu and spinach samosas are packed with fresh ingredients, and are cooked in an air fryer – a tasty and healthy snack or side dish!

Bowlful of crispy homemade samosas with chutney

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Hi all! Thanks for bearing with me the past few weeks while I’ve been off birthing babies and stuff. I’m back with another recipe for the Tefal Actifry – tofu and spinach samosas! These vegetarian samosas are surprisingly simple to make, and really easy to adapt if you want to make them your own.

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Mushroom and black bean smothered burritos https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mushroom-black-bean-smothered-burritos/ https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mushroom-black-bean-smothered-burritos/#comments Sun, 28 Jul 2019 08:18:38 +0000 https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/?p=13915 These vegetarian smothered burritos are the ultimate Mexican dinner - soft tortillas stuffed with a rich mushroom and black bean mixture, and smothered with a jalapeño sour cream sauce!

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These vegetarian smothered burritos are the ultimate Mexican dinner – soft tortillas stuffed with a rich mushroom and black bean mixture, and smothered with a jalapeño sour cream sauce!

A vegetarian smothered burrito topped with tomatoes and jalapenos, with a scoop removed.

You may know that I adore Mexican food. Nachos, enchiladas, burritos… basically, if something is cheesy and spicy and saucy, I am here for it.

But do you know what’s even better than a crispy, cheesy burrito? A smothered burrito! These mushroom and black bean smothered burritos are pretty much my new favourite thing ever.

A vegetarian smothered burrito with a scoop removed, and mushrooms and black beans spilling out.

What is a smothered burrito?

You may be wondering what on earth a smothered burrito actually is. It’s pretty self-explanatory – it’s a burrito that’s been smothered in some kind of tasty sauce.

And when you take a burrito that’s already super tasty, with a hot and cheesy filling, and then smother it in a creamy, spicy sauce… it’s even better.

Rich tomatoey mushrooms cooking in a frying pan.

Mushroom and black bean burritos

First up, the burrito itself!

You can obviously smother any kind of burrito (sounds a bit sinister, but it’s delicious, I swear).

This time, I went for a simple mushroom and black bean filling, with rice and a rich, spicy tomato sauce. It was awesome. Feel free to use different veggies if you prefer – some peppers or chopped spinach would work nicely too. You can really stuff your burrito however you like!

Of course, it’s always a good idea to add a bit of grated cheese to your burrito filling too, not only to help hold everything together (melty cheese is the perfect glue!), but also just because it’s flipping delicious.

A mushroom, rice and black bean burrito filling cooking in a pan.

How to fold a burrito

When you’ve prepared your filling, wrap it up in some large flour tortillas.

It doesn’t really matter how you fold your burrito, as long as you end up with everything safely wrapped up inside. But people are always telling me they have problems wrapping burritos neatly, so here’s how to fold a burrito in a way that will keep all your filling safe.

First, arrange your filling in a rectangular shape in the centre of the tortilla (see image 1 in the collage below). Until you’re an expert burrito roller, don’t try to add too much filling.

Fold in the two short ends of the rectangle first (like I’ve done in image 2).

Then, you can either roll the burrito into a cylinder, or just fold in the two longer sides of the rectangle to make a flatter shape (images 3 and 4). Since we’re going to be smothering that tasty sauce on top, I prefer a flatter burrito for these!

Collage showing 4 steps of how to fold a burrito.

Jalapeño sour cream sauce

You could eat your burritos as is – but to really take them to the next level, mix up a little bowlful of this easy jalapeño sour cream sauce.

Again, the name isn’t too much of an enigma – it’s just sour cream mixed with finely chopped jalapeños and some fresh coriander (cilantro), along with a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Quick and easy to make, but so so good.

Collage showing how to make a simple jalapeno sour cream sauce.

Smothered burritos

It’s time to get smothering! Lay your filled burritos on a baking tray, and liberally slather the sour cream sauce on top.

This is not the time to be stingy.

You don’t need to be tidy about it – it doesn’t need to be perfectly even or anything. I actually quite like it when there are bits of uncovered tortilla poking through the sauce (they get nice and crispy!), while in other places the sauce is overflowing down the edge of the burrito. Go crazy.

Vegetarian smothered burritos with sour cream sauce, before and after baking.

Baked burritos

Finally, pop your smothered burritos in the oven to bake.

It might seem a little odd to be baking a sour cream sauce, but it actually works really well! It keeps the burritos nice and moist, but still crispy on the edges, and the parts where the sauce itself gets golden are really yummy.

Vegetarian smothered burritos topped with jalapenos on a baking tray.

Finish with some toppings!

I know I always go on about toppings when it comes to Mexican food, but it’s true – a few fresh toppings will never fail to raise your smothered burritos to the next level. I simply used some diced tomatoes, fresh coriander (cilantro), and some extra jalapeños, but there are all sorts of things you could pile up on top of your burritos:

  • diced or sliced avocado
  • finely chopped red onion
  • salsa or guacamole
  • black olives

Stack them high and dig in!

A vegetarian smothered burrito topped with tomatoes and jalapenos on a board.
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Mushroom and black bean smothered burritos

These vegetarian smothered burritos are the ultimate Mexican dinner – soft tortillas stuffed with a rich mushroom and black bean mixture, and smothered with a jalapeño sour cream sauce!
Course Main meals
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword bean burritos, smothered burritos, vegetarian burritos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 burritos
Calories 486kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g (~ 1/3 cup) white rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced or diced
  • 8 medium mushrooms, sliced or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree / paste
  • 145 g (~ 2/3 cup) cooked black beans (~ 3/4 of a standard tin)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 150 g cheddar cheese, grated (~ 1 1/2 cups when grated)
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapeños (I used green), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • Toppings, to serve (optional): diced tomatoes, diced red onion, black olives, fresh coriander, jalapeños, diced avocado, etc.

Instructions

  • Boil the rice in plenty of water until just cooked, then drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan, and add the onion and mushrooms. Cook for a few minutes over a medium heat until slightly softened, then add the garlic, smoked paprika, cumin and tomato puree. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add the black beans and the cooked rice, and season generously. Mix well to combine.
  • Take one of the large flour tortillas, and add about 1/4 of the rice mixture to the centre. Top with 1/4 of the grated cheese. Fold two sides of the tortilla inwards, then rotate through 90° and fold in the other two sides to fully wrap the burrito (see the blog post for more detailed burrito-folding tips!).
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas, rice, and cheese, and place the burritos seam-side down on a baking tray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped jalapeños, coriander, and sour cream. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Divide the sour cream sauce over the 4 burritos, and spread it around a little. Bake at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F) for around 15-20 minutes, or until crisped up to your liking. Serve with your choice of toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burrito | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 18.7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 4.9mg
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom and black bean smothered burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10.7g54%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 665mg28%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 5.4g22%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18.7g37%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for 1 burrito, not including additional toppings.

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These Tuscan beans are not only packed with tasty Italian flavours, the recipe is also so easy to adapt – and it can be on the table in just 15 minutes!

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I love a super quick meal! I’m lazy at the best of times, but especially being 8 months pregnant, I can only stand around for short periods of time before needing a good rest. So if I can get dinner on the table in 15 minutes, that’s a win for me!

These 15 minute Tuscan beans are absolutely perfect. An insanely tasty dinner, served up in no time. What could be better?

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These slow cooker lentil and quinoa tacos are a super low effort dinner that’s also healthy, full of flavour, and endlessly customisable!

A lentil and quinoa taco topped with sliced tomato and avocado.

I need to use my slow cooker more often! It made these lentil and quinoa tacos an absolute doddle to prepare. Just cook the tasty filling in the slow cooker, then wrap it up in some tortillas or taco shells, pile them up with your favourite toppings, and you’ve got yourself an easy, healthy, delicious dinner.

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My ultimate guide for how to make an easy risotto from scratch – in any flavour you like! It really isn’t tricky.

Portion of mushroom risotto in a bowl with a fork.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make an easy risotto from scratch, this is the post for you!

And just in case you’re a mushroom hater (I know there are a few of you oddities out there), don’t worry – for the purposes of this post I made a simple mushroom risotto with spinach, since it’s one of my favourites, but I also talk you through how to make your risotto in any other flavour, using any vegetable you fancy. The basic formula is the same for any variety of vegetarian risotto.

So, consider this post your ultimate guide to cooking risotto from scratch!

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This creamy roasted carrot dal ticks all the boxes – it’s simple and cheap to make, but has so much flavour!

Portion of creamy dal in a bowl topped with roasted carrots and cilantro.

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If you’re not overly familiar with lentils (or even if you are!), I urge you to try this creamy roasted carrot dal. It’s a great introduction to cooking with lentils – super easy, super cheap, and most importantly, unbelievably delicious! It’s definitely one of those meals that takes you by surprise with just how good it is. Sometimes the simple meals really are the best.

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Mexican bean and potato bake https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mexican-bean-potato-bake/ https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/mexican-bean-potato-bake/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:15:17 +0000 https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/?p=13696 This Mexican bean and potato bake is a hearty, satisfying one pot dinner with plenty of fresh veg!

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This Mexican bean and potato bake is a hearty, satisfying one pot dinner with plenty of fresh veg!

Mexican bean and potato bake in a casserole dish topped with cheese.

If you asked me what my ideal meal would be, it would be something hearty and cheesy, but still with plenty of fresh veggies. Basically – this Mexican bean and potato bake. It’s exactly the sort of thing I love.

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This luxurious creamy veggie pasta is made in just one pot – the pasta is cooked right in with the sauce! An easy, crowd-pleasing dinner.

One pot creamy veggie pasta in a saucepan topped with chives.

Just when I thought cheesy pasta couldn’t get any better… I made this one pot creamy veggie pasta. That’s right – it’s all made in just one saucepan, including all those vegetables, and the creamy, cheesy sauce! This is a real winner for busy evenings when you just need something hearty and satisfying on the table quickly.

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