What’s for dinner – 10.27.12

Vegetarian enchiladas even kids will eat
Enchilada Ingredients:

  • Corn tortillas (I used white), 12-18, depending on how much filling in each
  • 1 bag, Boca Crumbles (or similar)
  • 2 cans prepared red or green enchilada sauce (or one large jar – about 20 ounces or 2 1/2 cups)
  • Crumbled white cheese (I used Valbreso Feta)
  • Grated cheddar or cheddar-jack cheese
  • Butter & vegetable oil

Salad fixings

Apples (or other tart fruit)

Pyrex dish, square or rectangular

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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  • Heat frozen veggie crumbles in microwave, per package directions (I put them in a glass bowl with a plate to cover and heat for 6 minutes on high)
  • While crumbles are heating, melt some butter and oil (I use canola) in a skillet; quickly flip tortillas, one at a time, in the butter/oil mixture, coating lightly and heating slightly; stack on a plate until all have been coated (better to prepare too many than too few)
  • Stir a some of the green sauce (3-4 Tbsp.) and a good handful of crumbled white cheese into the veggie crumbles until well mixed
  • Put a spoonful or two of mix in the middle of a tortilla, fold in half, pinch the filling toward you and roll it up; place in the Pyrex dish, snug against one end
  • Repeat until all filling has been used, tucking each enchilada close to the one next to it so they don’t unroll
  • Pour sauce to cover and then top with cheese (I use a mix of grated cheddar-jack and feta)
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and dish is hot; broil for the last couple of minutes to crisp the edges

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While enchiladas are baking….

  • Slice 2-3 Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp apples – toss with a little orange juice to keep them from turning brown
  • Wash a head of red leaf lettuce and spin dry
  • Tear the lettuce into pieces and toss in a salad bowl with feta crumbles and dressing (and whatever other salad ingredients you and yours may like)

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Serve family style, which for us includes milk for the kids and red wine for the parents

Overachievers only (my husband): sprinkle thinly sliced scallions over the enchiladas before serving; it looks pretty
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Shopping list

Frozen veggie crumbles (1 bag), 2 cans or 1 large jar enchilada sauce (red or green), white cheese, cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, head of lettuce, apples, scallions (for overachievers), any other salad ingredients you like; beverages of your choice

Kitchen staples: butter, oil, salad dressing

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