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Black Bean Enchiladas with Warm Salsa Verde

Yields4 Servings

Black Bean Enchiladas with Warm Salsa Verde

 8 soft corn tortillas
 1 black bean filling (see recipe below)
 1 warm salsa verde (see recipe below)
 10 ½ oz grated Mexican cheeses
Black Bean Filling
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 small white onion
 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
 30 oz canned black beans, drained but not rinsed
 1 tsp ground cumin
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 coarse salt, to taste
Warm Salsa Verde
 12 tomatillos, husked and halved
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 small white onion, grated or minced
 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
 14 oz canned vegetable stock
 1 tsp ground cumin
 coarse salt, to taste
 1 rip avocado
 chopped fresh oregano leaves

Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and heat in oven at 275F until fillings and sauce are prepared.


Black Bean Filling:
Heat oil in large skillet and add garlic. Grate onion into skillet with a hand grater. Add jalapeno and cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Add beans and mash with fork. Stir in cumin and tomato paste and season with salt as desired.


Warm Salsa Verde:
Place tomatillos in a food processor and pulse to a coarsely ground paste.


Heat garlic in oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. When garlic begins to sizzle, grate onion with a hand grater directly into pan. Add jalapeno. Heat onion and jalapeno through for 1 or 2 minutes and add ground tomatillos. Simmer tomatillos with onion for 5 minutes. Add stock and seasonings.


Halve avocado with skin on by cutting in and down to the pit all the way around avocado. Separate avocado halves and scoop out pit with a large spoon. Scoop flesh out of skins and into pot. Mash with fork. Stir avocado into sauce to thicken it. Return sauce to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to warm until enchiladas are assembled.


Preheat broiler.


Scoop some sauce onto bottom of a casserole dish or shallow serving platter. To make enchilada, place 1 or 2 scoops or filing down center of a tortilla and roll. Place filled tortillas seam side down into sauce on platter or casserole. Line up tortillas one next to another and top with remaining sauce and grated cheeses. Melt cheeses under broiler and serve immediately with Warm Salsa Verde.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 780
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g64%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 1630mg68%
Total Carbohydrate 79g27%

Dietary Fiber 20g80%
Sugars 10g
Protein 33g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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