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Vegetarian Green Enchiladas (easily adapt to Vegan)


Friday, March 08, 2013

My friend, Susan, hates onions with a passion. As she was coming to my house for dinner, I promised to make a meal with no onions. Also, because she so dislikes onions, she never goes out for Mexican food. It is so hard to find onion-free Mexican food in a restaurant! So I decided to make an onion-free gourmet Mexican meal.

Enchiladas were item one on my list. Despite spending over an hour reading the ingredients on every brand of enchilada sauce in two different stores, I could not find one that did not contain distasteful ingredients: monosodium glutamate, corn starch, or hard to pronounce chemical ingredients. I decided to make my own enchilada sauce from green chiles, so I selected four cans of mild roasted green chiles (chopped).

For the filling, I decided on mushrooms, red bell pepper, garlic, tofu, and organic cheddar cheese. I sauteed the veggies in earth balance organic margarine, added the tofu, and some chili powder for the filling. All I did for the sauce was to puree the green chiles. I thought they tasted awesome without any additions!

In addition to the enchiladas, I made a raw, onion-free pico de gallo (raw salsa), cooked pintos with garlic & salt in my pressure cooker for "refried" beans, made guacamole with avocados & lemon juice, and had organic blue tortilla chips on hand.

The meal was a screaming success. My guests all had seconds on something or another, and I ended up with yummy leftovers.

If you'd like to try my enchiladas, here's the recipe:

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/14/2013 12:29AM

    Sounds delish! What a great friend you are.

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MISSFORTE 3/13/2013 7:24AM

    OMG this sounds amazing will def print this one out THANK YOU SO MUCH! emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 3/9/2013 12:46PM

    Thank you doe sharing. This is wonderful!!

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KRISTINE99 3/9/2013 11:29AM

    Sounds delicious! emoticon

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JULESRULES78 3/8/2013 5:48PM

    Jules, what a delicious creation. Way to go! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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LINDAK25 3/8/2013 3:53PM

    Oh, that does sound good! It's always fun to make something special for friends. Great, too, that they enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe. I've already saved it!

I have to confess that I've never had tofu. I like that you made your own enchilada sauce. I can even use dried beans now, I got my pressure cooker yesterday. My husband made black bean soup in it already.

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JILLITA55 3/8/2013 3:19PM

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