Easy Vegetarian Enchiladas Recipe
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Hi friends! I am sharing a recipe passed down through my family that I vegetarian-ized today! These easy vegetarian enchiladas are perfect for potlucks and family gatherings. I’m also going to tell you about why I choose Quaker State® Oil to get me to and from my Latino family gatherings.
My mom used to make these super easy enchiladas with ground beef when I was a kid. She would make them for dinner or family parties. Why are they so easy? They are stacked, not rolled. This makes them easier to make and easier to serve in my opinion. But yes, back to my family – my cousin LOVES my mom’s enchiladas so my mom always brings a dish for her to her birthday party every year. It’s the sweetest gift because my mom makes it with love especially for her.
As I usually do, I took this recipe that I grew up eating, took out the meat and made a vegetarian version. I use the same techniques my mom did – making them stacked instead of rolled – and they turned out amazing. I love how I can take my family’s Latino recipes, change them into food I can eat as a vegetarian while still keeping the basic recipe in the family. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this and it for sure won’t be the last. It’s how I keep my family’s love for food alive AND in my belly!
Are you ready to make these for yourself? It’s super easy, I promise! Let’s get to it!
Easy Vegetarian Enchiladas
Time: 20 Prep, 25 Cook
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bunch spinach, stems cut off and chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 15oz can black beans, drained
- 1 15oz can corn, drained
- 1 6oz can olives
- 1 28oz can of enchilada sauce
- 18 corn tortillas
- 1 lb shredded cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Chop your onion, mushrooms and spinach. I used an electric chopper for the onions and the chopper to save time.
2. Mix the onion, spinach, mushrooms, beans, and corn together in a bowl.
3. Pour 1/4 can of enchilada sauce into a pie pan or a shallow dish. Pour some of the enchilada sauce into a greased 9×13 baking dish – just enough to barely cover the bottom.
4. Dip six of the tortillas, one at a time, into the pie pan with the sauce. Cover the tortilla on both sides. Place the tortillas in three rows of two on the bottom of the baking dish.
5. Spoon half of your veggie mixture onto the six tortillas. Cover with cheese. Pour a layer of sauce over this.
6. Repeat the six dipped tortilla process to cover the mixture. Spoon the other half of the veggie mixture onto those tortillas. Cover with cheese. Pour of a layer of sauce over.
7. Repeat the six dipped tortilla process one last time. Pour the rest of the sauce over them. Cover with the rest of the cheese. Garnish with the olives.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F or until cheese is melted. Let slightly cool and enjoy!
Way easier than rolling out each enchilada and stuffing it, right? You can make these in less than an hour and they come out so delicious. Like I mentioned above, you can also make them with meat or a meat substitute or with any other veggies you’d like. You could also use green enchilada instead and they would come out just as delicious – its all up to you!
I am definitely making these for my next family gathering. While most of my family are meat-eaters, they also enjoy a great serving of veggies too, especially with a Latino flair. I can’t wait for them to try this spin on the enchiladas they know and love. If you make them for yourself or your immediately family, there will be enough for leftovers which is a win-win! Remember, these are great for the family, potlucks, or gatherings. You can’t go wrong with these! You could even prepare them a day ahead of time and bake the day of!
My mom doesn’t drive so when it comes to family gatherings, I always pick her up, load up the car with the food we have both prepared, and off we go. I require reliability in my car and my engine oil. This is why I trust Quaker State Oil. Did you know it’s the number one oil is Mexico and South America? Quaker State ® Advanced Durability Motor Oil has been run through numerous tests to help ensure that it can hold up through thousands of miles, stop and go traffic, extreme temperatures, and idling.
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