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Sweet & Citrus Veggie Enchiladas

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I knew I wanted to make veggie enchiladas. I knew I wanted a citrus flavor and I knew I didn't want beans. I also knew that I was trying out a new sauce. What I didn't know is how amazingly good these enchiladas would turn out!

I simmered some sweet potatoes and zucchini in a sweet and tangy citrus sauce, added in some brown rice and mango. The filling was good on its own was good and much of it didn't make it to the enchiladas. Luckily, I made more than I'd need. Then I rolled the filling up in tortillas and poured my SIL's California Chili Pepper Enchilada Sauce, which turned out to be a perfect complement to the filling. So Good.

Sweet & Citrus Veggie Enchiladas

Sweet & Citrus Veggie Enchiladas
10 flour tortillas or 20 small corn tortillas
1 recipe California Chili Enchilada Sauce
1 mango, diced
1 sweet potato, diced
1 red onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chunked
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cups brown rice, cooked
Citrus Sauce:
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp brown sugar
1 zest of one orange
2 oranges, juiced
2 limes, juiced
1 tbs tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, minced

For the filling, combine all of the sauce ingredients and set aside. Saute the onion in vegetable oil. Add the sweet potato and saute for a couple minutes, then pour the citrus sauce into the pan with the zucchini. Cover and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in the cilantro, mango and brown rice and prepare to spoon the filling into the tortillas.

Add a few spoonfuls of enchilada sauce into a 9x13 casserole, just enough to cover. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce into a pie dish For each tortilla, dip into the sauce and flip, so both sides are coated. Add 3-4 heaping tablespoons of filling. Wrap each tortilla and place tightly into the casserole. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until bubbling.

5 Servings: 569 Cal (12g fat, 105g carbs, 14g protein)

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2 comments

  1. Mary Says:
  2. Mmm, thanks! I really need to learn my way around enchiladas.

     
  3. Susan G Says:
  4. Wow, what a creative enchilada!

     

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