Makes 8 servings

Don't be daunted by the long list of ingredients. They go together in a flash. Serve this hearty pie accompanied by tomato slices topped with a creamy dressing.

For the Cornmeal Crust

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup cornmeal

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup vegetable or chicken stock (made using stock cubes, concentrate, or powder)

For the pie filling

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup chopped green bell pepper

½ cup chopped red bell pepper

1 rib celery, chopped

¼ cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup vegetable stock (made using stock cubes, concentrate, or powder)

One 15-ounce can kidney beans, garbanzo beans, soybeans, or a combination drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

One 8-ounce can tomato sauce

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon pepper, or to taste

¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste

½ cup shredded part-skim

Monterey Jack cheese