Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Veggie and Spinach Enchiladas Recipe

I cook a lot of Mexican style foods.  Paul and I lived in Texas for six years, and grew to love Tex-Mex while there.  Enchiladas are a family favorite.  I make them all different ways, and often just toss together ingredients and roll them up.  This version turned out particularly well, and it makes two family-sized servings, so you have dinner for the night, and can freeze the second batch for a future dinner.

Ingredients:
1 12 oz. bag frozen corn, thawed
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
4 oz. fresh spinach
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 4 oz. can chopped green chilis
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
12 8 inch flour tortillas
1 cup green enchilada sauce


Preheat oven to 400*.  Spray two baking pans with cooking spray.  In a bowl, mix corn, beans, tomato, zucchini, chilis, spinach, 1 cup cheddar, and 1/2 cup Jack. 
 
 
Divide filling among tortillas, roll up and arrange seam side down in baking dishes (I tend to use a 3 quart pyrex for one batch, and an aluminum casserole dish that I can wrap in foil and a big ziploc for my freezer batch.
 
Top each with enchilada sauce.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. 
 
Readers, do you have a favorite Mexican food?


22 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Favourite Mexican food? The kind you can eat! lol Honestly, though, it would be a toss-up between tamales and ceviche. Your recipe looks delicious and, since I'm making more vegetarian meals, will definitely be made... and soon!

Enie Dub said...

They look great.

Texas is a place I'd like to visit some time. I watched a documentary the other night and it was set in Galveston Texas which looked incredible.

A Quiet Corner said...

Looks marvelous even this early!...:)JP

Out on the prairie said...

Yolandas and tamales! A place I eat at has a complete veggie menu with spinach enchiladas.

SweetMarie said...

this looks delicious!

Sandra Morris said...

I love enchiladas, they are so versatile. Haven't tried a veggie one yet, will have to give them a try- Thanks for sharing :)

Linda E said...

Looks 'good enough to eat"! lol I dont cook Mexican...we usually eat that type food out.

Karen S. said...

Oh my one of my favorite foods! Your photos have an incredible way of making my tummy speak!

Harry Flashman said...

I like enchiladas , but we rarely have them. We don't make our own from scratch, don't like the frozen grocery store variety, and there are no mexican restaurants here. So we only get them when we are out of town.

Sally said...

I'm not a fan of Mexican food, but did have my first enchilada on my birthday, and it was very good. Not as good as you made though. That looks and sounds delicious. :)

xoxo

Ginny said...

This is SO healthy!! I make quesadillas. I also like burritos and fried ice-cream! Hmmm, I guess Spanish Rice does't count? Alright, then I will call it Mexican Rice. I make that a lot.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am definitely going to try these. They look and sound delicious.

Karen Ann said...

These look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing..

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, I love Mexican (and Tex Mex--since I lived in Texas for 12 years).... My hubby is 'iffy' about Mexican --so we don't have it often. I have a delicious Taco Soup recipe which he does like. AND--when we go to a Mexican Restaurant, we always get Fajitas for Two (Chicken)... YUM...

Your enchiladas sound GREAT... Makes me hungry.
Hugs,
Betsy

Endah Murniyati said...

Looks so yummy, I want to try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!

Montanagirl said...

I would like these, but my husby won't eat Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Thai, etc.

alissa apel said...

I should try this. It's a healthier recipe than mine is.

I have a recipe for chicken enchiladas.

They have green chili's, enchilada sauce (I trade off from green and red), olives, chopped onion, chicken, cheddar cheese, and sour cream in the recipe, which I replace with plain Greek yogurt.

Michelle said...

These look/sound wonderful!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks really good - does everyone eat them in your family? Is all well?

Linda said...

I don't know of any Mexican food I can eat! Too many allergies, sadly.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Ohhh I bet they are soo yummy!
love
tweedles

Michael Manning said...

This would blow my diet. But it looks SO good! :)