Vegetarian Red Bean Enchiladas#Foodieextravaganza

An enchilada is a popular Mexican dish- tortillas stuffed with baked beans ,vegetables and baked in enchilada(tomato based) sauce. It is one of the most popular street food.  Enchilada is pronounced as "ehn-chee-lah-thahs", term means " dipped in chilly".

May 5th is National Enchilada Day. Our host for the month is Camilla of Culinary Adventures told us to celebrate it with your favorite version.

Ingredients
6 Homemade Tortillas
Mozzarella cheese
as required
For the filling

1 Tablespoon  Olive oil
1 White Onion - finely chopped
3 Garlic loves - finely chopped 

2 Large Tomatoes
1 Cup Boiled Rajma / Red Beans
1/2 Teaspoon Red chilly powder
1/2 Teaspoon  Mixed herbs

1 Tablespoon Tomato sauce
Salt to taste
1/4 Cup Cheese
For the Enchilada sauce
1 Tablespoon Butter
3 Garlic Cloves - finely chopped
3 Tomatoes -  pureed
1 Tablespoon Tomato sauce
1 Teaspoon Red chilli flakes
1 Teaspoon Oregano 

3/4 Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese

Method
To make the Enchilada sauce

In a mixer jar add the tomatoes, garlic and puree to a fine paste .
In pan heat butter add the chilly flakes, tomato sauce and saute for a minute, then add the tomato puree and cook till it thickens to a sauce like consistency . Remove in a bowl  then mix in the cheese and keep aside.
For the filling

Crush the rajma / red beans lightly and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add onions,  garlic, sauté till onions are softened. Add the chopperized tomatoes, tomato sauce, red beans, red chilly powder, mixed dried herbs, mix and cook till almost dry. 
Cool then add the cheese and mix well

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Place a tortilla, spread some of the filling in the center and top with cheese.
Roll the tortilla.Place it in a baking dish.
Similarly make more rolls and place in the dish.

Drizzle the  enchilada sauce over.
Grate mozzarella cheese on top and sprinkle some chilly flakes and mixed herbs.
Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake till the cheese melts.
Serve hot.
Labels : Enchilada, Mexican, Vegetarian, Rajma Beans, Mozzarella Cheese, Tortilla, Enchilada Sauce, Baked
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6 comments:

  1. These sound and look really tasty...I think I'm going to have to try a vegetable enchilada my next time around!!!

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  2. What a great idea! I love bean and cheese burritos, but never thought to make that filling into enchiladas. Next time. Thanks for joining me.

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  3. How fun....these enchiladas with a little Italian twist.

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  4. Love that buttery sauce!

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  5. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

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  6. So much flavor in your filling! This sounds and looks amazing!

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