While I love to try new things now, that wasn’t always the case. For years and years, this is the conversation that took place whenever we went to a Mexican restaurant:
Waitress: “And what would you like?”
Me: “Enchiladas please.”
It never changed. Then again, who could blame me? Enchiladas are a perfect comfort food- cheesy, salty, and flavorful.
Unfortunately, having restaurant enchiladas every day is not quite as comforting to your health. That’s why I came up with a lightened up enchilada that’s clean and green enough to be made regularly. With two little substitutions, this recipe can be made completely vegan, and is full of fiber, protein, and all that good stuff
Clean and Green Enchiladas
4 healthy tortillas
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 can black beans
1 sweet potato, cut into cubes
handful of kale, roughly chopped
1 cup of a low sodium enchilada sauce
1/4 cup cheddar cheese or 3 T. nutritional yeast
Shake of: cumin/salt/pepper/curry
Preheat oven to 350. If potato is not cooked, heat pan with water over medium high heat, then add in potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes until tender. Start with your onion and garlic base, and saute over medium heat in 1 T. oil for about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low, and add in kale, black beans, sweet potato, and enchilada sauce, as well as cheese or nutritional yeast.
*Note: If you don’t have enchilada sauce, a can of tomatoes or 1 c. pasta sauce works well* Stir well and remove from heat.
Add in a few shakes of spices cumin, and curry powder, then finish it off with a pinch of salt/pepper.
Lay out your tortillas, and fill them with about 3/4 cup of the mixture each. Wrap into burrito form, attempting to not have a filling explosion
Repeat and place in a baking dish
Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until just crispy.
I topped mine with a cilantro Greek yogurt “sour cream”, but plain sour cream or plain Greek yogurt is awesome as well.
These. are. amazing. The fam loved them too. In fact, I was going to pack the leftovers for lunch today, but the tupperware was empty
Definitely going to be making these more often. Have a great day!