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Kim D.'s Note:
Jalapenos is a popular Mexican restaurant here in Houston, Texas. Their spinach enchiladas is one of the most popular entrees on their menu. This recipe was posted in the Houston Chronicle.
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- 4 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach or 4 bunches fresh spinach, cooked
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, halved
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
- 2 teaspoons white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups grated monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend, divided
- 10 -12 flour tortillas
Cilantro Cream Sauce
- 1For enchiladas, cook the spinach according to the package directions, if using frozen.
- 2While spinach is cooking, combine garlic, onion and mushrooms in food processor, and process until coarsely chopped.
- 3Melt butter in sauté pan, and sauté onion mixture until onion is translucent.
- 4Remove pan from heat, and set aside.
- 5Drain spinach, squeezing out excess water.
- 6Make bread crumbs in food processor from sliced bread.
- 7Add spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, chili powder and eggs.
- 8Process until blended thoroughly.
- 9Transfer to mixing bowl, and stir in onion mixture and 6 tablespoons cheese.
- 10Preheat broiler.
- 11Spoon a portion of filling onto each tortilla and roll it up.
- 12Place each enchilada in casserole dish, seam side down.
- 13Repeat until you've used up filling.
- 14For cream sauce, mix half-and-half, cayenne, salt and a little of the dissolved corn starch in medium saucepan, and heat until thickened.
- 15The sauce should be creamy, not runny; add more cornstarch mixture as necessary.
- 16Off the heat, stir in cilantro.
- 17Pour Cilantro Cream Sauce over tortillas, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- 18Broil until cheese melts and turns a nice golden color.
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Nutritional Facts for Jalapenos' Spinach Enchiladas
Serving Size: 1 (325 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 369.9
- Calories from Fat 186
- Total Fat 20.6 g
- Saturated Fat 11.2 g
- Cholesterol 87.2 mg
- Sodium 832.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
- Sugars 3.4 g
- Protein 17.8 g