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Meatless Monday - Green Cheese Enchiladas

Enchiladas are so versatile. You can make them in a wide variety of different ways. Here's a meat free, bean free version that is really tasty and different.

Ingredients:

1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons butter
2 to 2-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained; or 3 serrano chilies finely chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 large garlic clove, minced
1-3/4 teaspoons ground cumin

ENCHILADAS:
2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute spinach until wilted. Drain and remove. In same pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add cream and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in chilies, green onions, cilantro, garlic, cumin and spinach. Remove from heat; cool slightly. If desired, transfer to a food processor; cover and process until pureed. We left it chunky.
  • Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine cheeses; set aside 1 cup for topping. Add onion and cilantro to remaining cheese mixture; toss to combine. Place about 1/4 cup cheese-onion mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with reserved cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Green Cheese Enchiladas
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Comments

  1. Yum! I bet they would be good with corn tortillas as well.

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  2. HOLEEEEEE CATS, yep, sure does look brilliant!!!!!!

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    1. They're good, you could probably sub with vegan cheese.

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  3. got me searchin', mmm mmm :) http://www.food.com/recipe/spicy-spinach-potato-enchiladas-vegan-432492

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  4. these look fantastic! I must make them soon.

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