I LOVE these spinach enchiladas. They are just like the ones served at one of my fave restaurants! If you like spinach, you will love these. If you don't like spinach- you will probably find that this recipe changes your mind. (Altered recipe after reviews regarding the saltiness and amount of sauce. I have not had that problem, but do not want anyone to have a bad result. Please do try this and enjoy it.)
- 12 corn tortillas or 12 flour tortillas
- 1 1⁄2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb mushroom, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup white wine
- 12 ounces fresh spinach, washed, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice or 1⁄4 cup wine
- 3⁄4 cup water
- season salt, to taste (reduced to 1 t from 1 T and it was still considered salty please adjust to your taste or leave out a) (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granule
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped, use the amount that suits your taste
- 1 cup sour cream
- Filling: Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat and saute onions, garlic and mushrooms until soft and liquid has evaporated, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove half of the mushroom mixture and set aside, reserving for the sauce.
- Add wine and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Add spinach and cook until spinach is wilted and liquid has evaporated. Taste and add salt or season salt to taste IF NEEDED.
- Sauce: In a small sauce pan combine water, wine/juice, seasoned salt, chicken bouillon and garlic powder. Stir to dissolve before adding reserved mushroom mixture, sour cream and cilantro. Reduce heat to simmer until sauce just begins to thicken.
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Wrap tortillas in paper towels and heat in microwave for a minute or so just to soften them.
- Divide filling evenly among the warm tortillas, fill and roll and place them seam side down in a greased 9x13 pan.
- Pour sauce over enchiladas, top with shredded cheese and bake 10-15 minutes- just until cheese is melted- browned if you like- and the entire dish has heated through.
These were so good! The only things I changed in the recipe was replacing the wine with vegetable broth. For the sauce I left out the lime juice, but did add 6 jalapeno slices that I chopped and added... they gave the right amount of light spicy taste. I also ran the sauce through the blender so it was not so lumpy. Next time I want more sauce. I would have liked to have at least 1 cup more next time.
Absolutely delicious!!!! These are my favorite homemade enchiladas. I added cheese inside the enchiladas and the second time I made them I added some leftover rotisserie chicken. Will definitely use the chicken again. For the sauce I used the wine and 3/4 C chicken broth instead of bullion and water. I added a little cheese to the sauce as well. Only used a couple of dashes of the Lawry's Season Salt and added the cilantro at the end of the sauce so it wouldn't lose its flavor. I also added a little extra sour cream. This is one of my family's favorites!
Loved this recipe! Definitely restaurant quality. I used frozen spinach and squeezed it dry. Had a little leftover cilantro cream sauce, so I stirred it into canned black beans and even my bean-hating husband gobbled those up (and they were even better the next day with brown rice stirred in). I love having a meatless entree that my family will actually eat. Thanks for posting!