This small batch vegetarian enchilada recipe with black beans and sweet potato makes for the perfect dinner for two (or one plus leftovers)!
Generally, I’m all about volume when it comes to food. As a lover of leftovers, I like making a big batch of something or other and eating on it for days. But sometimes, it’s just so satisfying to whip up a meal, eat it dead, and leave the refrigerator leftover-less, without a trace that the meal ever happened. No.evidence.
It dawned on me while developing this Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe for eHow.com that some folks may shy away from making enchiladas because most recipes make so dang many. If you live in a teeny tiny household (party of one right here), you may not love the idea of baking an entire 13” x 9” casserole dish of enchos for just yourself, or even yourself plus one other person. This recipe is the perfect size for feeding two people without leftovers, and/or is awesome for make-ahead work lunches.
Preparing these vegetarian enchiladas is a real cinch. Simply saute the onion, sweet potato, bell pepper, spinach, and black beans in a skillet. To cut corners, you can use store bought enchilada sauce, or if you really want to win at life, you can make your own homemade sauce.
When it comes time to prepare enchiladas, I’m all about the tortilla pre-soak. All it takes is a quick bath in enchilada sauce to make the tortillas super tender, flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth-esque. If you’re all about the enchilada goo, be sure you don’t skip this step!
Substitutions? You can play around with your vegetable combo…consider using mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, kidney beans, etc. You can also add chopped chicken, ground turkey, or shrimp for some animal protein. As always, you have options, my friends.
To see a full tutorial with photos or get the large batch version of this recipe, hop over to eHow.com to learn How to make these vegetarian enchiladas. Or simply follow the recipe below.
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