Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor!

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Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor!

One day, while I was scrolling through instagram I saw a post from Shelley, one of my recipe testers. What caught my eye? She made a chickpea cornbread pot pie! My mind started to wander and think about how I could make a version of my own. Of course I put a spicy spin on it, with black beans, bell peppers, jalapeños and lots of seasonings! I may have added kale to up the health factor a tad.

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

Vegan Cornbread Pot Pie Filling

I first made this for a friend’s holiday party, last weekend. On the fly, in her kitchen, right before people started to show up, and it turned out well. But, I knew that it could be better. So, I’m glad that I made it another time to tweak a few things and make it even more delicious. This recipe is gluten-free, and the cornbread is still fluffy. Of course, it’s still dense enough to retain its moisture and shape when you cut through it.

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

If I had to compare the Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie to something else, I would say that it is as if a Shepherd’s pie and a tamale pie had a beautiful baby… that was raised by a Texan. The filling is dotted with beans, peppers, corn and kale, and seasoned with chili powder, cumin, chipotle, smoked paprika and cayenne. The cornbread is spiced up with pickled jalapeño, and would be SO good with vegan cheddar shreds sprinkled over it before baking. I need to make note of that for the next go ’round!

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

You can enjoy this untraditional pot pie with your family for a hearty weeknight meal, or double the recipe and bring it to a holiday party! The ingredients are simple, easily found, nutritious and best of all, delectable. Check out more holiday party food suggestions, after the recipe!

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

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Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor!

Course Dinner, Easy, Healthy
Cuisine Gluten-free, Mexican, Soy-free, TexMex, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeño red or green will work
  • 15 ounce can black beans with liquid
  • 1/2 cup roasted corn kernels (I used frozen then thawed)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1 cup chopped and packed kale without stems

Cornbread topping

  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup corn kernels fresh or frozen and thawed works here
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeños

Assembly

  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Instructions

Filling

  1. Warm coconut oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, add onion, bell peppers, and jalapeño to the pan, saute for 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions become translucent. Stir black beans (with liquid), corn, chili powder, cumin, chipotle, paprika and cayenne into the pan, adjust heat to medium-low. Cook for an addition 5 minutes.
  2. Stir kale into bell pepper mixture, season with salt and cook until kale has wilted. Turn burner off and cover filling while you prepare cornbread.

Cornbread topping

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease a 7-inch-round baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk hot water and ground flaxseed together, set aside to gel. In a large mixing bowl, sift cornmeal, gluten-free flour, onion powder, salt, baking powder, and cayenne together.
  3. In another bowl, mix non-dairy milk, corn kernels, coconut oil, agave nectar, green onions and jalapeño together, along with the flax "egg". Add wet mixture to large bowl with dry mix and fold together until combined with no dry clumps.

Assembly

  1. Place bean filling in bottom of baking dish, smoothing it out slightly. Pour cornbread batter over the top, spreading it so that it covers filling evenly. Bake pot pie for 25 to 28 minutes, or until cornbread topping has browned around the edges and lightly brown overall.
  2. Take pot pie out of oven and wait 5 minutes before serving, top each serving with vegan sour cream, cilantro, and green onions.

So, enjoy this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie knowing it’s a crowd-pleaser, and suitable for many diets!

Hearty and delicious, this Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie makes for a wholesome family dinner with tons of flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree

For more holiday recipes scroll through these drool-worthy pics! (Click on photo for recipe)

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12 Comments on “Black Bean Cornbread Pot Pie

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  2. I often make a vegan Mexican Tamale pie with soy mince and polenta, but I love the vegetable and beany combo here. the colours are fantastic too. Wishing you a Happy Christmas

    • I love that idea too! And thank you, Shaheen, I hope that you had a great time over the holidays!

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  9. I know I’m late to the game but WOW! First time I used regular frozen corn and the second I used roasted. What a difference. I’ve made this twice and for me that’s high praise. I’ll try anything once but to come back to it means it was more than good! I’ve tried other recipes you’ve posted and I always come back to them.

    • Hey Marylee, I’m so happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed the recipe, that roasted corn really does make a difference. It’s such a great way to add a bit more flavor to dishes. Can’t wait to hear what you make next!

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