Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas in Green Chile Cream Sauce



It seems like everything requires so much of my attention lately that I haven’t had time to sit back and smell the Christmas tree. I figure you’re likely going through much of the same, and I hope to throw a few easy to prepare meals on here over the next couple weeks.

The prep work on these enchiladas is simple and can be thrown together in just a few minutes. They’re healthy and tasty, and even better the next day.

10 to 12 small flour or corn tortillas
10 oz package chopped spinach, thawed (I do this in the microwave)
15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles and spices, drained
¾ cup scallions, chopped
19 oz can green chile enchilada sauce
8 oz sour cream
3 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
Garlic powder and onion powder
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and get out a 9x13 inch Pyrex baking dish.

2. In a colander, squeeze out as much water from the spinach as you can by pressing the spinach with the back of a spoon. Place the spinach in a large bowl. Add the rinsed beans, drained tomatoes, most of the scallions, and dash of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

3. Mix together the sour cream and green chile enchilada sauce. Spread about 1/3 of the sauce mixture into the 9x13 inch dish.

4. On a plate, place a tortilla and top with some of the spinach mixture and a small amount of pepper jack cheese. Roll into cigar shape and place into the baking dish seam side down. Repeat until the dish is full.

5. Spread the rest of the sauce on top of the enchiladas and top with the remaining cheese and scallions. Bake for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Wait a few minutes and serve.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


27 comments:

ButterYum said...

Can you hear my stomach grumbling? I would LOVE these!!! Will file away for a special day.
Thanks again Laura!

:)
ButterYum

Renata said...

Black beans are soooo good in everything!!!! Loved these!!!

Anonymous said...

You should publish a cookbook!

Chef E said...

These look great! You would not believe what I have been eating this past week or so... rotisserie chicken on pan fried corn tortillas with avocado and salsa, and some lettuce...I could live on it! I am Texan...

Dawn said...

I love the kind of thing that gets better the next day. And healthy enchiladas with black beans. YUM!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

What a delicious change from all that holiday baking out there! YUMM-O!

Sarah said...

Perfect! I love enchiladas and would eat them every day if I had my way!

Danielle said...

this looks so good!! with all that cheee and spinach...mmm mmmm good

Velva said...

These enchiladas look fresh, healthy and delicious, A perfect weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing.

Swedish Mike said...

That looks so good! I've added this to my 'must cook' list already. :)

Awesome photo as well.

Thanks for the inspiration!

// Mike

ButterYum said...

Will stop at the store to get a few ingredients, then I plan to make these later in the week. Can't wait!!

:)
ButterYum

Michelle said...

WOW I could soooo go for this right now... and yes its 9am and yes I still want them haha

Sue Sparks said...

Mmmmmm, a new enchilada variation:) Just reading the ingredients sounds delicious! And the photo-YUM:) I think I have most of the ingredients on hand and I know my husband will love these! Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe, Laura!

shar said...

i'm in love. that's all there is to it :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Yum! Finally an enchilada recipe that doesn't look so intimidating. I love that it's vegetarian too. Thanks, Laura!

Lo said...

I'm a big fan of greens in enchiladas (or served alongside).

Do you have a favorite brand of canned/jarred green enchilada sauce?

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Lo,

I don't have a favorite brand because we can only get one kind here. Sad huh lol.

Laura

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Ooh...looks so good! And easy!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore enchiladas, especially ones with lots of cheese.

Chef Fresco said...

Mmmm these look so yummy! I love enchiladas.

shar said...

i just made this recipe. it was so fast and easy and DELICIOUS!!!! my husband and i loved it. i'm posting this to my fb so everyone in the world can eat this dish! thank you

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you Shar! I am so glad you liked this one.

Laura

Jackie said...

I made this tonight and it was delicious!! I had extra filling (that always seems to happen to me with enchiladas) so I mixed it with some quinoa and...ta-da! quinoa salad!!

Anonymous said...

My husband made these and they were wonderful! So spicy and delicious! The only problem was I ate too much :).

The Cooking Photographer said...

I'm happy you liked this! Thank-you for letting me know.

Laura

Anonymous said...

These are the most amazing enchiladas ever! Everyone raved about them! Thanks for the recipe!

Viviana said...

I MUST try these asap!
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