I love Mexican food A LOT. We make a lot of it at our house. The thing with Mexican food is that sometimes, to make it as delicious as the restaurant version, we have to add a lot of extra stuff. Well have no fear! Here is a healthier version of Enchiladas that the whole family will CRAVE! The best part is how many amazing vegetables are in this bad boy. It’s a winner, through and through.
- 1 half of a large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 1 T. Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 large limes)
- 1/4 t chili power
- 1 can chopped chilies
- 1 14-oz can of green enchilada sauce (mild or medium, to your taste)
- 2-3 bell peppers (as many colors as you like!), finely chopped
- 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (try to find canned beans with only light syrup if you can)
- 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded ( or chopped if you like your enchiladas chunky)
- 6 corn tortillas
- 2 cups of Mexican-style cheese
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Take your garlic, onion, and olive oil and saute until they are golden and fragrant. Then, combine with your honey, lime juice, chile powder, chopped chilies, and green enchilada sauce. Stir occasionally until your combination comes to a slow boil.
After your sauce is ready, take a 13 X 9 pan and place a small amount of sauce on the bottom. Take your tortillas and fill each with a even amount of chicken, tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, and cilantro. After all of your tortillas are filled and rolled, place them in your 13X9 pan until the entire pan is filled. Smother the entire pan with the remainder of your sauce.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover your pan with Aluminum foil and cook for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes, pull out the pan, remove the aluminum foil, and spread your mozzarella cheese over the top. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has completely melted.
DELICIOUS! Keep in mind that 1 flour tortilla or 2 corn tortillas count as a full serving of carbs, so remember to refer to your daily carbs when deciding how many of these to eat. Also, eating carbs too late in the evening can stunt your ability to burn them off, so I recommend not eating these (or any meals with carbs in them) any later 6:00 PM in the evening. You’ll feel a lot better after eating if you do that! 🙂