Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Roasted Poblano Enchiladas



I know we've all got turkey on the brain this week...but allow me to introduce a tasty distraction: roasted poblano enchiladas with portobello mushrooms and black beans!  My mouth is watering just thinking about these bad boys.  Best part is that you really don't miss the meat in these...the portobellos more than make up for it, which makes these husband approved too!  :)

Recipe via Perry's Plate

Ingredients

{Roasted Poblano Sauce}
1 poblano pepper
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. ground chipotle pepper (optional)
2 cups crushed tomatoes
about 1/4 cup water (to thin out the sauce)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped + extra for garnish

{Filling}
2 roasted red peppers, diced (jarred or fresh)
12 oz. portobellos (about 4-5 large), stemmed, gills scraped out, and diced
1/2 red onion, diced
extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

{Other ingredients}
12 corn or whole wheat flour tortillas
4 oz. queso fresco
fresh tomatoes or pico de gallo, for serving

Method

Preheat oven to 425 F.

To prepare the sauce: Roast the poblano pepper (and red peppers if using fresh) directly over the flame of a gas burner, turning frequently with tongs, until evenly charred. (Alternatively, char under the broiler, turning once or twice, for 5 to 7 minutes total.) Transfer to a deep bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to steam for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder, paprika and ground chipotle (optional) and cook, stirring, until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Peel the pepper, discard the stem and seeds, and chop. Add to the saucepan along with the tomatoes, water, and chopped cilantro. Return to medium heat and cook, uncovered, at a steady simmer, until the liquid has reduced slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Puree using an immersion or stick blender (or very carefully transfer to a blender or food processor) until smooth. TIP: Can be done a day or two in advance.

To prepare the filling: While the sauce simmers, place the mushrooms and red onion in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and browned in spots, about 15 minutes total. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in beans and roasted red peppers (if you are using jarred peppers make sure to remove the excess moisture). TIP:Can be done a few hours in advance.

Reduce oven temperature to 375 F.

To prepare the enchiladas: Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place a skillet over medium heat. Coat both sides of a tortilla with cooking spray. Heat in skillet for 5 to 10 seconds per side, adjusting the heat if the pan gets too hot. (Or you can warm the tortillas in the microwave.) Spread about 1/3 cup of the filling and 1 Tbsp. of the sauce down the middle of the tortilla and roll it up to enclose the filling. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, filling and sauce. Spread the remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Top with crumbled queso fresco.

Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, until hot, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with fresh tomato or pico de gallo and garnish with cilantro.


These definitely had a kick to them so proceed with caution!  

Hope you enjoy!

xo natasha

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18 comments:

  1. I have not met an enchilada that I did not love. I don't think these would be any different.

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  2. This looks so, so good! I love Mexican food!



    =)


    Brooke

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  3. Yum! I need a Mexican meal before the Thanksgiving feast!

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  4. Alright - I'm craving Mexican for lunch now!

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  5. These look sooooo good!!! :) I need to make these! :) Thanks for sharing

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  6. I'll take Mexican food over turkey any day!

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  7. YUM! This is a great spin on my usual enchilada recipe - next time I make them I'm definitely going to lose the chicken and try the mushrooms instead :) Thanks for sharing!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  8. oh YUM! i posted my crockpot enchiladas today - seriously enchiladas are so delish, and these look amazing! i am going to have to add them to my 'schue love recipe must try' list! ;)

    xo

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  9. This looks so darn delicious!!! I am glad we are both such mexican lovers:) I never tire of it!

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  10. yum! i love mexican food this looks so good!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  11. This looks A-MAZING!!!! Yum! Now I'm hungry again and I just ate dinner! I have a $50 holiday card giveaway on my blog!Stop by to check it out!!

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  12. Oh my actual heck. Should not have looked at this while hungry. :) I love stuff with those portobello mushrooms in them!

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  13. Those look so good! Definitely hungry now.
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  14. My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures! This is something I just might have to try... we love food with a little kick around here, so these sound perfect. (:

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