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Cheese and Pepper Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetable Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Cheese and Pepper Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetable Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Cheese and Pepper Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetable Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by karmakrash

Makes 5 servings



Heating the tortillas instead of frying them makes a lighter, less greasy dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Cheese and Pepper Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetable Sauce

10 small roma tomatoes
1 medium onion
4 cloves garlic
1 pepper, minced (serrano or jalapeno)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tsp cumin
4 large red bell peppers (mix of red, yellow, orange, or green), seeded and cut into half-inch strips
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
5 corn tortillas

Recipe Directions for Cheese and Pepper Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetable Sauce

  1. Sauce: (The first 10 ingredients are for the sauce.) Roast and puree the tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Add the minced pepper and spices to the puree and whirl for a few more seconds. Put the puree into a medium saucepan. Add the broth and bring to a low simmer. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and let set for at least 10 minutes before use.

  2. Filling: Saute the onions and garlic in the oil. Add the peppers and cook until the peppers are soft. Add the cumin and continue cooking for another two or three minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook just until the tomatoes are soft.

  3. Prepare the enchiladas: Ladle a little of the sauce into a baking pan to prevent sticking. Warm the tortillas in the microwave to soften. Then, fill each one with a portion of the pepper mixture and sprinkle with some of the cheese. Place in the baking pan. Pour the sauce gently over the enchiladas (they should be completely submerged). Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 582.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
284
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
461mg
19%
Potassium
1138mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
35.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
8.5g
34%
Sugars
14.8g
Protein
13.4g
Vitamin A 130% Vitamin C 342%
Calcium 26% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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