Cheesy and Flavorful Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe

Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe
Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine and looking for a mouthwatering meatless option, our Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe has you covered. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through creating a cheesy and flavorful enchilada dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. Get ready to indulge in layers of deliciousness with this comforting meal!

Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Ingredients:

For this scrumptious Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe, you will need:

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (optional, to balance acidity)

For the Enchilada Filling:

  • 1 cup of cooked black beans
  • 1 cup of cooked corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup of diced bell peppers (a mix of colors)
  • 1 cup of diced red onion
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • 8 small flour tortillas

For Garnish:

  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Sliced avocado (optional)

Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Instructions:

1. Prepare the Enchilada Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the all-purpose flour and whisk continuously for about 1 minute to create a roux.
  2. Stir in the chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to toast the spices.
  3. Gradually pour in the vegetable broth while whisking to create a smooth sauce.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar (if using). Stir well and let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing it to thicken. Set aside.

2. Prepare the Enchilada Filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked black beans, corn kernels, diced bell peppers, and diced red onion.

3. Assemble the Enchiladas:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Take a tortilla and spoon some of the vegetable and bean filling onto it. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  3. Roll the tortilla tightly and place it seam-side down in a baking dish. Repeat this process for all tortillas.
  4. Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas. Sprinkle with any remaining cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

4. Garnish and Serve:

  1. Remove the enchiladas from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. If you like a bit of heat, add sliced jalapeños as well.
  2. Serve your cheesy and flavorful Vegetarian Enchiladas with optional sides like sour cream and sliced avocado.

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Now you have a plate full of cheesy and flavorful Vegetarian Enchiladas, ready to delight your taste buds with every bite. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking for a satisfying and meatless Mexican meal, this enchilada recipe will quickly become a favorite. Enjoy the comforting taste of homemade goodness!