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  • 2 - medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons - olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 teaspoons - ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons - ancho chili powder
  • 1 jars - (16-oz) mild salsa verde, divided
  • 1 cans - (16-oz) vegetarian refried beans
  • 1 cans - (15-oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cups - white rice
  • 1 cans - (4-oz) diced mild green chiles, drained
  • 1 packages - flour tortillas for fajitas
  • 12 ounces - shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cups - crema Mexicana/sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons - lime zest
  • 1 tablespoons - fresh lime juice
  • - Desired toppings, such as: cilantro, sliced serrano chile peppers, chopped red onion, sliced green onions
  • Directions:

    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange sweet potato cubes on prepared baking sheet; drizzle and toss with oil. Sprinkle with salt, cumin, and ancho chili powder. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until sweet potato is fork-tender. Remove from oven; cool slightly.

    Step 2
    Spread 3/4 cup salsa verde in the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish and set aside.

    Step 3
    Transfer sweet potatoes to a medium bowl. Stir in refried beans, black beans, rice, and green chiles. Place 1/2 cup mixture down the center of each tortilla, top with 1/4 cup cheese. Tightly roll each tortilla and place, seam side down, in prepared baking dish. Top tortillas with remaining salsa verde and remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes or until heated through, remove foil during last 10 minutes of baking.

    Step 4
    Whisk together crema, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl. Drizzle on enchiladas and top with desired toppers.

    Brief Description

    Enchiladas made vegetarian. And yes, they're still delicious! Just stuff them with black beans and sweet potatoes. You won't even miss the meat.

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    Category:  Vegetarian

    Cuisine:  Mexican

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 40 min


    Optional to use a 10 oz microwavable package of cubed sweet potatoes. Add salt, cumin and chili powder after steaming.
    Also optional to substitute a package of riced cauliflower for white rice.



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    March 23, 2021

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