This list of my favorite plant-based Fall family recipes will keep your family well fed this season with minimal work and time in the kitchen for you.

Meatless and Dairy-Free Tamale Pie

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 3384 kcal


  • 4 cups masa (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bag Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes , drained
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 container Heidi Ho Creamy Plant-Based Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine masa, salt and water in a bowl.
  3. Spread half of the masa mixture into a 9 inch square casserole dish (or use a pie dish).
  4. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan and add the onion. Once it is golden brown, stir in the Beefy Crumbles. Cook for 5-7 minutes until it is cooked through.
  5. Layer the meat on top of the masa, followed by the beans, tomatoes, and olives.
  6. Spread the other half of the masa on top of the casserole.
  7. Heat the Heidi Ho cheese until melted. Spread on top of the masa.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.