Fresh, crispy, golden, melty, saucy, cheesy, spicy. These are all words that come to mind (some less made up then others) when I think of Mexican cuisine. Glorious Mexican cuisine! I crave every incarnation of mexican ingredients – tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesedillas, flautas, nachos etc. etc. etc. I really love cooking it too….the ingredients are so adaptable. You can throw in a little of this, little of that, pretty much whatever spices you have lying around, and it will turn out great. The huge variety of flavours all work really well together.
This is a savoury and cheesy enchilada recipe that would be amazing on the side of a fresh green salad. Dunking the tortillas really adds a layer of flavour and sauciness, and who doesn’t want more flavour and sauciness in their life.
Bring some Enchilada sauce to a slow simmer…
Next, mix up the ingredients for the highly delicious vegetarian filling.
Grab some corn tortillas, and lightly pan fry them until they are just golden brown.
Dunk the tortilla in the enchilada sauce.
Load it up with the filling mixture, some spicy rice, and beans. Whatever you have in the pantry will work fine, but I usually go for black beans when making mexican. (I’m aware those are kidney beans in the photo.)
Place the rolled up enchiladas (folded part facing down) in a row in a baking dish, and top with lots and lots of cheese. Pop the whole thing in the oven @ 375 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.
After some time in the oven it will look like this:
Serve with a dollop of guacamole and go for it.
Sour Cream Enchiladas Recipe
12 whole Corn Tortillas
Canola Oil, For Frying
2-3 Cups Enchilada Sauce
2 cups Sour Cream
3 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
1 cup Sliced/chopped Green Onions
½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
1 Can Black Beans, rinsed
2 Cups Mexican Spiced Rice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together sour cream, green onions 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Heat enchilada sauce in a separate skillet or saucepan.
Using tongs, fry tortillas one at a time, for only about five to ten seconds per side (don’t allow to crisp.) Remove from oil, then dunk tortilla in enchilada sauce. Lay tortilla on a plate, then spoon a good two or three tablespoons of the sour cream mixture in the middle. Top with spiced rice and black beans. Roll tortilla, then place face down in a baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and sour cream mixture.
(If there’s any sour cream mixture left over, use it as a dip for tortilla chips!)
Cover the dish with the remaining cheese, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bubbly
From: The Pioneer Woman