Thursday, April 16, 2009

Southwestern Succotash Pot Pie

Here's another vegan entree that serves a crowd.

Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 1 and 1/2 cups chopped onion, and saute 5 minutes. Add 2 minced garlic cloves and one seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper; cook 30 seconds. Add 3 and 1/2 cups chopped zucchini and saute 5 minutes. Finally, add 1 and 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 small ears of corn) and saute 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder (sold either with the spices or in the Mexican section of the grocery store - it has a slightly fruity chile flavor), along with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.

In an 8x8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the corn mixture with one (15-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained, and 1/2 cup crumbled vegan feta (such as Sunergia). Set aside.

To make the topping, spoon 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour into measuring cups, leveling with a knife. Combine the flours in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cut in 2 tablespoons chilled vegan butter, cut into small pieces (such as Earth Balance); I still do not have a pastry blender, but I find that the back of a fork works well to cut in 'butter'; the mixture should resemble coarse meal.

In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup plain soy milk (such as Silk) and 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt (such as Whole Soy); add to the flour mixture and stir just until moist. Drop the topping by tablespoonfuls over the corn mixture - I didn't realize I was then probably supposed to smooth the dough into an even layer for the crust, so my crust resembled doughy patches on top - it was still yummy though!

Make the equivalent of one egg using egg replacer (such as Ener-G) and brush over the top of the pot pie. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. A serving of 1 and 1/2 cups is 330 calories.

onion $0.60
jalapeno $0.20
zucchini $2.76
fresh corn $2.99
ancho chile powder $6.99
vegan feta $3.00
canned black beans $1.79
plain soy yogurt $0.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance