This is recipe from a much beloved restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas -- the Paradise Cafe -- now unfortunately closed. I found the recipe in the paper and am posting it here for safe keeping. These make a great and filling breakfast or brunch. (I haven't made yet, so prep times are estimated). As I recall, the Paradise served these with sides of brown rice and black beans. P.S. If anyone has the Paradise's recipes for the Breakfast Enchiladas or the Douglas County Pie, I would love to see them posted here!
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- 1 lb fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2/3 cup onion, finely diced
- 2/3 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- hot sauce, such as Tabasco, a dash (or to taste)
- 3 tablespoons margarine (I would probably use butter)
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
- 1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimientos, rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco (or to taste)
- 1 cup grated swiss cheese
Tortillas and Garnish
- 1Preheart oven to 375 degrees.
- 2Make filling: Saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add mushrooms, garlic and oregano. Continue to cook until mushrooms are soft. Add spinach and saute until wilted. Add salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste.
- 3Make cheese sauce: Melt margarine (or butter) in saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook over medium-low heat for 2 -3 minutes.Whisk in milk a little at a time, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until sauce is thickened (do not add other ingredients until sauce is thickened). Add sour cream, chilies, pimientos, salt and Tabasco. Heat through but do not boil or the sauce will break apart. Add the 1 cup of Swiss cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly.Remove from heat as soon as the cheese has completely melted.
- 4Heat heavy skillet or griddle until hot. Quickly heat corn tortillas on skillet.
- 5Spoon some of the spinach filling down the center of each tortilla.Add some some of the additional Swiss cheese and 1 to 2 tablespoons of cheese sauce.
- 6Roll tortilla around filling and place, flap side down, in a shallow casserole. Cover and warm in 375 degree oven until enchiladas are heated through and cheese is melted.
- 7Just before serving, pour remaining cheese sauce over tortillas. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and black olives, and serve with fresh salsa.
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Nutritional Facts for Paradise Cafe Spinach Enchiladas
Serving Size: 1 (579 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 935.0
- Calories from Fat 579
- Total Fat 64.4 g
- Saturated Fat 32.0 g
- Cholesterol 125.5 mg
- Sodium 773.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 61.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
- Sugars 5.3 g
- Protein 33.5 g