Easy Vegetable Enchiladas

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Easy Vegetable Enchiladas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 356.6
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.8 mg
  • Sodium: 495.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.6 g
  • Protein: 17.6 g

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Introduction

Though we loaded up on the veggies, we didn't skip on the good stuff! Though we loaded up on the veggies, we didn't skip on the good stuff!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    12 6-inch corn tortillas
    3 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cups shredded sweet potatoes
    1/2 t olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    4 cups fresh spinach
    1 T cumin
    1 T chili powder
    1 T paprika
    1 cup salsa
    1/2 cup lowfat sour cream
    1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese, divided
    salt and pepper to taste

Tips

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a match made in heaven. Add salsa and sour cream, plus some cheese, and I am one happy woman. This dish came about because I wanted to make better-for-you enchiladas.

This dish is high in fiber and full of protein, and it contains two servings of vegetables per serving.

I shred the sweet potato using my food processor. You could use a box grater. You could also cut it into a small dice and cook it with the onion and garlic until almost tender.


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a skillet set over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Cook for three minutes, then add spices and cook another two minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Add sweet potatoes, half the cheese and black beans and stir to combine. (You can add a pinch of salt here. I didn't.)

Spray a rectangular casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place about 1/2 cup of vegetables on half of each tortilla, then place in casserole dish and fold the top over. Mix salsa and sour cream, then pour over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes covered, then remove lid for remaining 5 minutes to allow cheese to fully melt.


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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    ASHSV123: they are "better for you" enchiladas & there is nothing wrong with trying to make mexican food healthy. I'm mexican & I change up my mexican recipes to make them healthier as well. besides isn't that why we come on this website anyway. - 3/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is amazing! We are confirmed non-vegetarians in my house and we LOVED this! Added a can of southwest corn to the veggies and wound up layering it lasagna-style since we had so much of the veggie filling. Delicious and so satisfying! We will be making again and again. - 3/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These were sooooo good! I made them last night almost following the recipe exactly except that I couldn't find corn tortillas so I used whole grain corn and jalapeno tortillas. All I can say is Yum! I think next time I will add some corn for added texture and flavour but it was delicious as is! - 8/20/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was a huge hit. I used whole wheat tortillas and Newman's Own Peach Salsa. The spices were delicious and mild. Next time I might add a little cayenne to add some heat. - 5/9/11

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Instead of corn tortillas, I used carb-balanced tortillas to cut calories & carbs! The recipe was good, but I'm used to more flavorful food. Thank you for the recipe though!!! - 8/17/12

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