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Mini Roasted Cauliflower Chilaquiles

These little casseroles are a snap to assemble once you’ve roasted the cauliflower. Poblano chiles can range from mild to quite hot, so if you want to play it safe and keep the dish relatively mild, substitute Anaheim peppers. Amy's is one brand of vegetarian refried black beans available.



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1 1¼-lb. head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets (4 cups)
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1 Tbs. olive oil
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2 poblano chiles, halved lengthwise
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⅔ cup canned, vegetarian refried black beans
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12 unsalted corn tortilla chips (1 oz.)
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¾ cup prepared mild tomatillo salsa
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4 Tbs. grated Monterey Jack cheese (1 oz.)


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mound cauliflower on rimmed baking sheet, and toss with oil. Spread in single layer on one side of baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spread chiles skin side up on empty side of baking sheet. Roast 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is browned and chiles are charred. Cool. Remove skins and seeds from chiles, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

2. To assemble: Layer half of ingredients in each of two microwave-safe containers, starting with beans on bottom, followed by chiles, cauliflower, tortilla chips, salsa, and cheese. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

3. Just before serving, heat in microwave until cheese melts and casserole is heated all the way through.

Nutrition Information: 

15 g
Total Fat: 
14 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
43 g
15 mg
629 mg
12 g
7 g
Serves 2

Comments on this Recipe

This is being added to my repertoire immediately! I love all of these ingredients on their own and putting them together is just pure deliciousness! A few tweaks I made: 1) I doubled the amount of tortilla chips, 2) once I had assembled the ingredients it looked too good to wait so I just put them back in the oven (which was already preheated from the first step) and ate it right away. I suppose it makes sense to microwave the leftovers but I doubt any leftovers will survive for most people! I'm not sure if refrigerating overnight is supposed to add any value or is just to show you can make it in advance, but I skipped the refrigeration and nothing seemed lacking. Next time I would like to try a can of black beans rather than refried.

I made my own refried black beans with this VT recipe . So good. I would use an oven too instead of the microwave. I've been reading pretty bad things about microwaves. I don't like cauliflower that much but it's tasty in this recipe.