Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#29.2: Spinach & black bean enchiladas

If you can pin it, you can do it!

If you know me at all you know I'm not a big fan of veggies. I'm getting better, but I need me some meat! That being said, I pinned this recipe from The Garden Grazer's blog and its a vegetarian recipe that is delicious! I did make a few adjustments.....like I have about 10 lbs of yellow onions from Little Sister's new job in Utah and I don't like olives so I didn't waste any money on those.

And here is my masterpiece, but I will say that rolling corn tortillas is ridiculously impossible!

{For the sauce}
3 cups organic low sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. chili powder

{For the enchiladas}
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups corn (I used frozen, thawed)
6 oz. fresh baby spinach
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. cumin
3 cups shredded 3 cheese blend (or pepper jack, etc.)
8 whole wheat or flour tortillas

Make the sauce: in a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add tomato paste, flour, 2 tsp. cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. Cook 1 minute, whisking. Whisk in broth, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, and cook until slightly thickened about 8 minutes. Salt/pepper to taste, and set aside.

Saute the spinach in olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until slightly wilted.
In a large bowl, combine beans, 2 cups cheese, spinach, corn, green onions, 2 tsp. cumin, and cilantro.
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch baking dish, and pour a small amount of the sauce to coat the bottom.
Generously fill tortillas with mixture, roll up tightly with ends tucked in, and place seam side down in dish.
Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas, coating evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese on top.
Bake about 20 minutes, and garnish with cilantro and/or green onions (optional).


PS. Make sure to make the sauce from scratch....EASY and probably the best enchilada sauce I've had in a long time!


  1. How are you really good friends with a vegetarian???? megan ;)

  2. This sounds good! I'm all about hiding veggies in food so I don't know I'm eating them! :)