I am addicted to recipe newsletters. I think I probably get around 20 a week! I diligently weed through them, copy and paste the ones that peak my interest, and print them out to put into a basic 3-ring binder. I keep a section of “new recipes to sample”. I try to make something new every week although realistically I think it only happens twice a month. When I find something I really like, it gets alphabetized into my recipe folder and put into regular rotation.
Today’s recipe is from a Whole Foods newsletter. November is a popular month for sweet potatoes, so here is a new fun way to eat them!
Recipe: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Quickie Green Chile Sauce:
1 cup light vegetable broth
1 tablespoon arrowroot (or corn) starch dissolved in a little cold water
1 generous cup chopped roasted green chiles- hot or mild
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin or chili powder, hot or mild, to taste
For the filling:
1 15-oz can organic black beans, rinsed, drained
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh lime juice from 1 big juicy lime
2 heaping cups cooked sweet potatoes, smashed a bit, but still chunky
1/2 cup chopped roasted green chiles
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or curry for variation)
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2-4 tablespoons light olive oil or vegetable oil, as needed
8 corn tortillas
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or vegan cheese, if desired)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Choose a baking dish that would hold 8 enchiladas.
Make your Quickie Green Chile Sauce by combining the broth, dissolved arrowroot, green chiles, garlic and spices in a sauce pan and heating over medium-high heat. Bring to a high simmer. Simmer until thickened. Taste test and add more seasoning if desired. Set aside.
In the meantime, using a mixing bowl, combine the drained black beans with minced garlic and lime juice. Toss to coat the beans and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine the lightly smashed sweet potatoes with the chopped green chiles; add the spices. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Pour about 1/4 cup of the Quickie Green Chile Sauce into the bottom of the baking dish.
Heat a dash of oil in a skillet. Lightly cook the corn tortillas to soften them – one at a time – as you stuff each one. Lay the first hot tortilla in the sauced baking dish; wet it with the sauce. Spoon 1/8 of the sweet potato mixture down the center. Top with 1/8 of the black beans. Wrap and roll the tortilla to the end of the baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Top with the rest of the sauce. If you like, top with a sprinkle of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the enchiladas are piping hot and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.