Updated: Aug 2
Get ready for a saucy, smothered, and oh-so-delicious enchilada bake that will satisfy all your cravings. This recipe has everything you could possibly want, from the flavorful filling to the gooey cheese on top. And the best part? It's super easy to make!
First, you'll start by wrapping tortillas around a filling of poblano pepper, tomato, and beans. This combination of ingredients creates a hearty and satisfying base for the dish. Once your enchiladas are assembled, it's time to give them a generous coating of mild green salsa and a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese. Pop them in the oven and let them get nice and bubbly.
While the enchiladas are baking to perfection, you can whip up a spiced sour cream to drizzle on top. It adds a tangy and creamy element that takes this dish to the next level.
Once everything is done, all that's left to do is dig in and enjoy the deliciousness!
Here's a quick rundown of the ingredients you'll need:
- 2 scallions
- 1 poblano pepper
- 1 roma tomato
- 13.4 ounces of black beans
- 1 tablespoon of Southwest spice blend
- 6 flour tortillas
- 7.06 ounces of green salsa
- 1/4 cup of Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons of sour cream
- 1 chili pepper
- Vegetable oil
Here's how to make this mouthwatering enchilada bake:
1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees and adjust the rack to the top position.
2. Wash and dry all your produce to get them ready for chopping.
3. Core, deseed, and dice the poblano pepper.
4. Finely dice the tomato.
5. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the whites from the greens.
6. Drain the black beans, reserving the liquid.
7. Thinly slice the chili pepper.
Now here comes the execution part:
1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
2. Add the diced poblano pepper and cook until it's just softened, which should take about 3-4 minutes.
And the multitasking starts now.
1. In a small bowl, set aside 1/2 teaspoon of the Southwest spice blend.
2. Once the poblano pepper is softened, add the diced tomato, scallion whites, half of the black beans, 2 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid, and the remaining Southwest spice blend to the pan.
3. Cook and stir until everything is fragrant and warmed through, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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1. In a small pot, heat a large drizzle of oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add the remaining black beans and cook until they're slightly softened, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add 3 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid and simmer until the beans are warmed through, which should take about 1-2 minutes.
4. Reduce the heat to low and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter until it's melted.
5. Turn off the heat and mash the beans with a potato masher or fork until they're mostly smooth.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now it's time to assemble the enchiladas! I mean or mix it all together in a Pryex and call it a day
1. Spread the mashed beans onto each tortilla.
2. Place a small amount of the filling on one half of each tortilla.
3. Roll up the tortillas, starting with the filled side, and place them seam side down in a baking dish.
4. Spoon enough green salsa over the enchiladas to generously coat them.
5. Sprinkle the Monterey Jack cheese on top.
6. Bake the enchiladas on the top rack of your oven until the salsa is bubbly and the cheese is melted, which should take about 3-5 minutes.
And now more multitasking.....
1. In a bowl, mix the sour cream with the reserved Southwest spice blend.
2. Stir in warm water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once the enchiladas are done baking, it's time to serve! #finally
1. Top the baked enchiladas with the spiced sour cream, scallion greens, and as much sliced chili pepper as you like.
2. Divide the enchiladas between plates and get ready to enjoy a delicious meal!
Now, let's talk about my ratings and whether I would recommend this dish for your weekly menu. In terms of prep, I give this recipe a solid 10 out of 10. Granted a lot of multitasking and steps happening at the same time; Gordon Ramsay wasn't looking over my shoulder. It's fine. For a recipe that does not have meat, the salsa verde enchiladas tasted amazing. I mean this was one of the first recipes I have made in my new apartment so I was like in Kitchen Heaven compared to my old apartment kitchen. *cue the roaches.* Let me tell you, ICK.
Now, everyone's tastes are different, so let's hear from Shayne. He gives this dish an 9 out of 10. While he enjoyed the vegetable-based enchiladas, he loves some braised beef or chicken to be added to the Mexican dishes he eats. However, he was pleasantly surprised at the taste and would have the recipe again if it were to be ordered.
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Now, let's talk about the cost. If you want to try making this enchilada bake on your own, here's the breakdown of ingredient costs at Walmart: 2 scallions ($0.88), 1 poblano pepper ($2.64), 1 Roma tomato ($0.44), 13.4 ounces of black beans ($0.78), 1 tablespoon of Southwest spice blend ($2.12), 6 flour tortillas ($1.98), 7.06 ounces of green salsa ($2.96), Monterey Jack cheese ($2.22), Sour cream ($1.88), Chili Pepper ($2.10) Vegetable oil ($3.84), Butter ($3.68), Salt ($2.32), Pepper ($3.77).
The total comes out to $31.61, which is slightly cheaper than receiving a four-portion size with HelloFresh. However, you'll have to figure out the timing and all the details on your own. In addition, this is a little more pricey because you have to pay for oils, butters, and seasonings. However, let's be honest. you can stock pile oils, butter, and spices. You will pay one price and use continually until a. they go bad, b. you stop cooking, or c. unless someone ransacks your kitchen during a robbery.
I mean hey, I had the weirdest shit stolen when my house was robbed. Took my blow dryer and curling iron, but not my straightener. Luckily. I got to fry my hair still. But...that's beside the point.
I don't currently use any cashback applications with my subscription. However, I got HelloFresh's deal of money saved across 16 boxes. I mean and I got a free cheesecake with this box. YAY. Not Cheesecake Factory quality but it'll do.
Personally, as a working mom, I truly appreciate the concept behind this enchilada bake. It caters perfectly to our busy lifestyles, offering a quick, convenient, and incredibly flavorful meal. And the best part? Cleanup is a breeze! However, whether it becomes your absolute favorite depends on your tolerance for heat and spiciness. Thank you pregnancy for making my love of spicy food stronger.
So why not give it a try and see for yourself? HelloFresh is ready to elevate your vegetable game and turn them into scrumptious masterpieces that will leave you craving more. Shocking you don't need meat to complete a meal.