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Vegan Enchiladas

Sweet potato, black bean, spinach and pepper vegan enchiladas.

  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Cook: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 4

 

Ingredients: Enchiladas

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 handful sweet potato, chopped (or zucchini)
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 handfuls spinach, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • Enchilada sauce or pasta sauce (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic power
  • 1 tsp chilli powder, to taste
  • 4 whole grain tortilla wraps
  • Green onion & chopped cilantro, to garnish

Ingredients: Avocado cream

  • 1 large avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grab a baking dish large enough for 4 enchiladas. Pre-cook the chopped sweet potato, by simmering it in a small pot of water for about 5 - 10 minutes until just tender. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or pot, add 1 tbsp oil and bring to medium to low heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until translucent. Add in garlic and reduce heat to low and cook for a couple more minutes. Now add the chopped pepper, pre-cooked sweet potato, drained black beans, and chopped spinach. Cook for about 5 - 7 more minutes on medium to low heat.
  3. Now add in your enchilada or pasta sauce. Stir well, and add in your seasonings: nutritional yeast (optional), cumin, fresh lime juice, salt, garlic powder, chilli powder - all to taste. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Stir well.
  4. Scoop about 3/4 - 1 cup of the mixture on to the bottom of your casserole dish and spread out in a thin layer. Scoop about 1/2 - 2/3 cup of the mixture onto each tortilla and wrap, placing the fold down on the casserole dish. Repeat for the remaining 3 tortillas and leave a bit of filling left to spread over the top. (Sprinkle with vegan cheese if preferred).
  5. Bake tortillas at 350F for 18 - 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make your avocado coriander cream by blending together all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  6. When enchiladas are cooked, remove from oven and pour the remainder of your enchilada sauce over top. Serve with the avocado coriander cream and garnish with more chopped coriander and green onion.
  7. Season to taste and enjoy while they're hot!

 

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