Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Some time ago there was a post in the Tex-Mex/Mexican Food Forum asking if it was possible to find reduced fat recipes. This recipe is proof positive that it can be done. I have not tried this yet but will soon.
- 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1⁄3 cup onion, finely diced
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans or 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 teaspoons chili powder, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 (8 ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 8 (8 inch) corn tortillas
- 3⁄4 cup reduced-fat monterey jack cheese
- 1⁄4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 dash salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large skillet combine spinach, mushrooms, onions, beans, 2 teaspoons chili powder and red pepper flakes over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
- Combine tomato sauce, water, remaining 1 teaspoons Chili powder, cumin and pepper sauce in a pie pan. Stir well. Dip tortillas into tomato sauce mixture and stack on wax paper.
- Divide spinach filling into 8 portions. Spoon onto centers of tortillas. Roll up and place tortillas in a baking dish. (You want the enchiladas to nestle together.).
- Spread remaining tomato mixture over enchiladas. Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and spread cheese on top of enchiladas, returning them to the oven another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and gooey.
- Microwave option: After preparing enchiladas (step 4), cover dish with vented plastic wrap. Microwave at medium for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave at Medium for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
very good. next time i'm doubling the beans (spinach was just a little too overwhelming), but, it is definitely a keeper. thanks for posting
Great! Only change I made was to use fresh baby spinach rather than frozen, and regular tomato sauce rather than reduced sodium. Very yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I love this - you have to be careful to make enough tomato sauce to cover the dish but it turns out splendidly and even my anti-veggie male family members love it.