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Black Beans And Sweet Potato Enchiladas With Avocado Tomatillo

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Spoon a mix of 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1.5 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp each onion powder+salt+pepper, 1/8 tsp cumin, and 1 cup refried black beans on to 12 corn tortillas. Top with cheese and spinach. Roll, bake for 5 min. Sauce: Blend 1/4 lb tomatillos, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup onion, 1 tsp jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro. Reduce and blend in 2 ripe avocados.

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo so let’s bring a little bit of Mexico into your healthy kitchen. Learn how to make delicious Enchiladas with a healthy twist!

Enjoy a flavorful yet healthy version of a Mexican classic with this fun, healthy and easy recipe!

Watch the video below!

Enchiladas Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely mashed sweet potatoes, about 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup organic refried black beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 12 corn tortillas

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix all the ingredients, except the spinach, cheese and tortillas, until well incorporated.
  3. Lay out the corn tortillas and spoon a heaping spoonful into the center of each. Spread around and add more if you like. Sprinkle cheese and spinach on top and then roll them into cigar shapes.
  4. Place rolled and filled tortillas, seam side down, into a greased casserole dish/lasagna pan, in an even line, filling the pan from side to side.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, until golden and crispy. Serve, top with tomatillo sauce and sprinkle with cilantro.

Tomatillo Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound fresh tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup finely minced white or yellow onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh jalapeño, deseeded and roughly chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped up to 2 tablespoons water, to thin as necessary

Directions

  1. Pull the husks from the tomatillos and wash them under cool water until they no longer feel sticky. Cut them into quarters and put them into the work bowl of a food processor. Add the onion and garlic and process until smooth. Add the cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice and process until the jalapeno is finely chopped.
  2. Scrape the mixture into a small saucepan. Season lightly with salt and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is boiled off and the salsa looks relish-y, about 15 minutes. Cool before mixing in avocado and remaining cilantro.
  3. In a food processor or a good blender, combine the avocado along with the cooled tomatillo mixture and blend. Add the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and blend again. Add water to thin out the sauce if desired. Taste and blend in some salt, pepper or add another squeeze of lime if necessary.

Carolyn Scott-Hamilton

The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator and host of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. An award winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition. The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!

Carolyn Scott-Hamilton

The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator and host of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. An award winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition. The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!

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