Originally published at Feasting at Home
Farmer’s Market Vegetarian Enchiladas
Get creative with your vegetarian fillings! Choose sautéed onions, corn, zucchini, etc., top with sauce and cheese, then bake until bubbling. For a healthy side, add a green salad or Mexican slaw!
Yield: 8 Servings
- 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 small yam, diced small (or substitute zucchini)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 ear of corn, kernels cut off (about 1 cup) or sub other veggies!
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 14 ounce can black beans rinsed, drained
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
- 2 cups enchilada sauce
- 8 x 8-inch whole wheat or corn tortillas
- 2 cups grated cheese (8-10 ounces pepper jack, Mexican blend, cheddar, Mozzarella) or sub vegan cheese!
- Garnishes: sour cream, avocado, pickled red onions and hot sauce.
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and stir 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
- Lower heat to medium add bell pepper, yams, garlic and salt.
- Saute this until yams and peppers are tender about -7-9 minutes.
- If mixture gets dry, add a splash of water, lower heat and cover and gently steam until yams are fork-tender.
- Fold in the fresh corn and cumin, coriander and oregano.
- Saute 3 more minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the black beans, taste for salt, adding more if you like.
- Stir in half the cilantro.
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Pour 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and spreading around so the bottom of the pan is nicely coated.
Assemble your Enchiladas:
- Place 1/2 cup filling down the center of the tortilla add 2-3 tablespoons grated cheese over top and wrap it up tightly.
- Place enchilada seam side down over the sauce.
- Repeat with the remaining 7 tortillas nestling them side by side.
- Pour the remaining Enchilada Sauce over the enchiladas, leaving the edges exposed for crispy edges.
- Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese.
- Place in the hot oven, foiled for 20 minutes then uncover for the last 6-10 minutes until cheese is nice and melty.
- Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving (tented with foil).
- Scatter the remaining chopped cilantro over the enchiladas. Serve with sour cream and hot sauce.