What comes to mind when you think of enchiladas? Mounds of cheese? Pooling grease? Comfort food? Have no fear, a healthier recipe is here! My enchiladas (adapted and modified from Vegetarian Times) are definitely crave worthy without being guilt ridden. Ingredients like sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and black beans create a creamy texture that will have you coming back for seconds! Here's what you'll need:
15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 ¾ cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. ancho chile powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. chipotle chile powder
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced (1 cup)
1 ½ lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (3 cups)
15-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
16-oz. jar prepared medium salsa
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, drained and minced
15-oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
8.5-oz canned corn (no sugar added)
4 oz. goat cheese, divided
2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
extra virgin olive oil, for brushing baking dish
16 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
2 limes, cut into wedges
1 avocado, sliced
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish, optional
1. To make Sauce: Bring all ingredients to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine, then remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
2. To make Filling: Heat oil in separate saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft. Add sweet potatoes, tomatoes, salsa, garlic, chipotle chile, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft. Mash mixture with potato masher until combined. Add black beans, corn and chicken and cook 5 minutes. Stir in half of the goat cheese and remove from heat.
3. To assemble Enchiladas: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Brush 13- x 9-inch baking dish with oil. Spread 1/2 cup Sauce in bottom of dish. Fill tortillas with Filling. Roll, and pack close together seam-side down in baking dish. Top with remaining Sauce and goat cheese. Bake 15 minutes.
4. Garnish with lime wedges, avocado slices, and cilantro sprigs. Enjoy!