For my birthday two years ago, I received a very colorful set of Zak! Designs mixing bowls. Not only do the bowls liven up a kitchen, they are environmentally friendly since they are made from recycled melamine. The first thing I made with the bowls was a batch of vegetarian enchiladas using Emeril Lagasse‘s recipe for Easy Enchilada Sauce.
Into the mixing bowl went whatever I happened to have on hand at the time: a can of black beans, brown rice, green peppers, red onions, maybe some crookneck squash, zucchini, salt, and pepper.
I dipped corn tortillas into the enchilada sauce, added this mixture and some shredded cheddar cheese onto the corn tortillas, rolled the tortillas, and lay them seam side down into a baking dish. I topped the enchiladas with more cheddar cheese and put the dish into the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
With some sour cream and hot sauce, these were really good. Enchiladas are a convenient dish to make because you can add whatever you have in the kitchen into the batch. Although Emeril’s recipe for enchilada sauce isn’t very authentic, it’s a very tasty sauce and it hasn’t been spicy for us (thus the addition of hot sauce).