Monday, February 23, 2015

Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

When it's chilly, I crave warm, cheesy dishes. And last week was particularly cold so I made some enchiladas to satisfy my desire for warmth and cheese. They hit the spot. 
1° F = -17° C
Usually enchiladas are tortillas filled, rolled up, covered in sauce, and baked. But after reading Bread & Wine last summer, I make mine in layers like lasagna because it's quicker.

It allows you to be creative with "fillings" too . . liked sliced potatoes. 
Sidenote: I borrowed my parents' simple slicer for this job. I would definitely lose a finger doing it the old fashioned way!

Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

• 16 ounce can of enchilada sauce

• 1/2 cup vegetable broth
• 1 
can black beans 
• 2 potatoes, sliced thin

• 6 tortillas
• 1/2 medium onion, diced
• 1 - 2 cups 
Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded 

Optional (I've tried all of these and they're delicious - just don't use more than 2 of them at the same time. You'll run out of space!)
• 1/2 cup leftover cooked rice
• 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
• 1/2 cup corn
• 1/2 cup diced peppers

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover the bottom of an 8x8 casserole dish with a thin layer of enchilada sauce. Add a single layer of potatoes, followed by 1/3 of the black beans, onion, cheese, and any of the optional items. Cover with a tortilla. Smooth on a spoonful of enchilada sauce. Repeat with another tortilla and spoonful of sauce. Repeat all layers twice more. If you run out of enchilada sauce (depends on what type of tortilla you use), use vegetable broth. Top with any remaining cheese. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the cheese bubbles. Remove from oven. Top with cilantro or sour cream if desired. Enjoy!


Mr. G and I usually cut it into 6 slices and pair with a giant salad :) 

This can easily be doubled, just use a larger dish and make two stacks of tortillas. When I cook this for company, I'll make one with shredded chicken or ground beef for the meat eaters and the potato one for myself. And if you can't find canned sauce, I found this enchilada sauce recipe from Damn Delicious that I'd like to try next time.

Do you crave certain foods when it's cold? I'm also partial to soup when the temperature drops.

16 comments:

  1. That looks divine! I really crave pastas and soups when it's cold. This looks like a great dish and I love that it can be done with both a meat version and a vegetarian version. I will keep a copy as we head into cooler weather in March with autumn not far off for us!

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    1. Ooh yes, pasta is another one that's great when it's cold! So easy too :)

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  2. That sounds yummy! I love anything that requires having the oven on when the temperatures get really cold!

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    1. Me too! My favorite part is sticking my hands inside after it's off. :)

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  3. As a meat eater, I wouldn't have thought to layer potato like this! Although one bummer about potato is it doesn't feeze all that well :(

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    1. We never have enough left to bother with the freezer, ha! But egg is a good option if you wanted a vegetarian, freezer-friendly option.

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  4. that looks delicious.
    we are at -8 degrees today!

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    1. Brrr! We made it out of the single digits - 12° today, yippee!

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  5. Nice! The layers instead of roll-ups would be easier. I bet potatoes and black beans go together nicely!

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    1. Yes, much easier - and no worries about uneven filling!

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  6. Brrrr! Pretty chilly here too. Looks like the perfect meal to stay warm!

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    1. Agreed! Hope you see some warmer temperatures soon :)

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  7. awesome idea. and timely too. that's tonight's meal here.

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  8. We are a family of food cravers. My sons often ask for certain dinners. Pasta, curries, casseroles are all cold weather favs. Tacos, soft and hard, are my youngest son's most requested.

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    1. So glad you can relate! I love tacos! We talked about starting a "Taco Tuesday" so we could eat them every week :)

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