This recipe is for my friends at The Millennial Vegans, Jaydee and Chandler. Their story is so cool! Not only are they vegan, but they recently converted a Ford Escape and are traveling across the US!
Their blog is full of easy van recipes, travel stories, and living a plant-based life. When I was trying to find who to collaborate with, it was a natural choice. Traveling and daring to live a more healthy and conscious plant-based diet is a shared vision we both have.
This recipe for vegan enchiladas is not intimidating and a great dish that will serve you over the next couple days. Feel free to add or subtract the vegetables that go in the filling. Use the brightest in-season produce to make the most flavorful enchiladas. Unlike traditional enchiladas, these tortillas are not doused in oil and fried. This is a healthful baked version.
Enchiladas are usually served with mounds of cheese, but I decided to keep them more naked. Feel free to top them with your favorite vegan cheese or cashew cream. A creamy note would complement the rich, deep enchilada sauce well.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and please check Jaydee and Chandler at http://millennialvegans.com
Thanks for the collab, friends!!
- 8 medium corn tortillas
- 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (I used a combo of oyster and portobello)
- 1 package extra firm tofu, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 10 oz. baby spinach
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (for garnish)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 8 oz. tomato sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
11×17 greased baking pan
1. Set the oven to 350 F.
2. Make the sauce first: In a small pan, combine the oil, flour and chili powder. On a medium heat, stir and heat until it bubbles slightly. Then, add in the remaining sauce ingredients and 1/2 cup water. Simmer on a low heat and stir for 10 minutes.
3. Make the filling: In a large pan, stir fry the mushrooms and tofu with the onions and a little salt. Cook until they brown a little. Then, remove and set aside.
4. Next, cook the spinach with the garlic. When wilted, squeeze out any remaining water in the spinach using a colander. Mix the spinach into the rest of the filling ingredients.
5. Heat the tortillas: On a hot plate or non stick pan, heat the tortillas slightly, just until pliable. Fill each with 2 tablespoons or so of filling and roll up. Place a little sauce on the bottom of an 11×17 baking pan and layer with the rolled enchiladas. Continue until you fill the pan.
6. Bake: Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Then, uncover and broil for 5 minutes.
Serve with shredded lettuce, salsa, and lentils for a complete meal. Enjoy!