From Sundays at Moosewood. Posted for the Zaar World Tour 2005. Serve over a bed of brown rice and top with the hot sauce.
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 -2 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon chile, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups chopped bell peppers (use a variety of colors)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1⁄2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- 8 corn tortillas
- 2 cups canned tomatoes, undrained
- 1⁄2 green pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons chilies, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- In a large skillet, saute the onions, garlic, chiles, and cumin in the oil for 5-7 minutes, until onions are soft.
- Add the chopped peppers, cover, and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes, until peppers are tender.
- Remove from heat and stir in all the cheeses.
- Add salt to taste and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Soften tortillas by frying individually in a little oil for just a few seconds on each side. Drain well on paper towels.
- Place a tortilla on a flat surface.
- Spoon 1/4 - 1/2 cup of cheese and pepper filling onto the half of the tortilla closest to you. Roll and place, seam side down,in a greased baking pan.
- Bake tightly covered for 20-25 minutes.
- When the enchiladas are baking, prepare the hot sauce.
- Puree the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, chiles, coriander and cumin in a blender until smooth.
- Simmer, uncovered, on how heat for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste. (If you use fresh tomatoes, you may need to simmer for even longer.).
- Serve the enchiladas on a bed of rice and top with the hot sauce.
Super good! Lots of chopping, but worth the effort. I loved the non-traditional sauce and added a t. of sugar and a little squeeze of lime. Served over a little rice, along with pinto beans and coleslaw. It was a wonderful dinner. I got 16 enchiladas and I'm looking forward to enjoying the leftovers. Thanks for posting the keeper recipe.
So rich and delicious it could convert you to become a vegetarian!!. One night when I made this dish, we had a last minute guest who only ate meat and potatoes. I panicked because I had a vegetarian meal planned, but surprisingly enough she loved it so much that she wanted the recipe!! The only thing I do different is replace the corn tortillas with 8-10 whole wheat flour tortillas. We prefer the taste, and since they are naturally softer than corn tortillas, you don't have to soften them with the oil.
Enjoyed this meatless main dish, though it's very dissimilar to traditional enchiladas. Used 2% cottage cheese and reduced fat cream cheese with good results. Used a combination of orange, yellow, and green peppers in the enchiladas which was lovely, although the amount of bell peppers gives this dish a slightly sweet taste. Used more like 12 tortillas, and for chiles, used fresh jalapenos. Used a 15 oz. can of tomatoes. Served with brown rice as suggested and really enjoyed the meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!