Abby Allen · May 4, 2020 · 5 min read
I can't say that I've never not wanted to crawl up into a big ol' lethargic ball of waste on the couch after ingesting a plate of enchiladas - especially those from a Mexican restaurant where the portions are enough to comfortably feed a family of 5. Don't get me wrong, those type of sinfully delicious enchiladas are good...damn good, in fact. But I wanted to create an enchilada recipe to feel good about before, during and after eating. Additionally, I made it my mission to conjure up a user-friendly enchilada dish that could be assembled with ease (not that I don't absolutely live for an all day project in the kitchen, but, sometimes, less is more!), even if you only have an hour or so to spare on a busy weeknight. And with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what better time to make these enchiladas than now?
Thanks to Rollin' Oats and the incredible, health-conscious brands and ingredients on their shelves, I was able to generate a dreamy enchilada creation that I'm certain you will come back to time and time again.
One brand in particular, Siete Foods, which I have been cooking with for the past couple of years, really made my recipe endeavor a cinch. In this dish, I utilized their Almond Flour Tortillas and their Vegan Cashew Queso, which are both grain-free, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan. I know, you're probably thinking that there is no way that these products can be any good given their characteristics. That's the thing though - my fiancé and I actually prefer these products and their flavor profiles over traditional queso and standard corn or flour tortillas. In fact, we always have these products, as well as other Siete products, in our home 100% of the time. They're a touch more expensive, but worth every penny!
One aspect in particular that makes this recipe quite effortless is that with the help of Tres Latin Foods, there is no need to make our own enchilada sauce! Much like Siete, their Red Enchilada Sauce is vegan, non-gmo and gluten free - what's not to love? You can grab the sauce at Rollin' Oats in the International Foods section.
As with a lot of my recipes, it is easy to make substitutions or omit ingredients totally with the dish. For example, to make these enchiladas completely vegan, just simply leave out the chicken! The beans and sweet potatoes make quite a hearty filling on their own.
Like always, I encourage you to get creative, experiment, cook with your senses and simply use this recipe as a guide on your cooking journey - if you deviate from the recipe path a bit, I am completely here for it!