Wednesday, March 11, 2009

cheesy stacked enchiladas

in restaurants, enchiladas are usually wrapped up as individual tortillas stuff with yuminess. but i was taught this stacked version, that you cut more like a pie, and is actually how i prefer my enchiladas. this is just a bean and cheese recipe, but you could layer different veggies, like avocados or mushrooms, to put it over the top.

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 can vegetarian/vegan refried beans
  • 3 cans tomato sauce (8 oz. each)
  • 1 block vegan cheddar (like vegan gourmet)
  • most of a fajita/burrito seasoning packet**
  • handful of black olives, sliced (optional)
for the cheese sauce:
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt/pepper mix
  • 2 teaspoons vegan butter ( i use smart balance)
  • 1 tablespoon fajita/burrito seasoning mix**
start by mixing up your cheese sauce ingredients in a bowl. the butter should be at room temperature or slightly heated ensure through mixing. **use one tablespoon of a fajita or burrito seasoning packet. in a separate bowl, mix 3 8oz. cans of tomato sauce with the rest of the seasoning packet.

in a 1½ quart round baking dish, lay down one tortilla and spread 2 spoonfuls of refried beans on top. then layer about 1/4 of the tomato sauce and 1/4 of the cheese sauce. lay down another tortilla and keep layering in this manner until you reach the top. finish with a layer of tomato sauce, and sprinkle shredded vegan cheddar on top. i like mine topped with sliced black olives.

bake at 350°f for about 20 minutes, or until cheese and sauce is bubbly. allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

19 comments:

Alyssa said...

if you could make these for me now, that would be great! i found an enchilada casserole recipe on peta's website that i was going to try, but have been too lazy.. now i'm sick and don't think i should be preparing food for others. so if you would bring these over that would be great! p.s. this looks very good!

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Thanks for the little tutorial on vegan cheese sauce! I have all this nutritional yeast and have no idea what to do with it :)

veggie belly said...

very nice! this is like a enchilada lasagna...love the layering idea!

Meg said...

Looks amazing!

DJ Karma said...

Looks so cheezy and good!

Vegetation said...

Yum! You're making me WAY hungry!!! That looks awesome!

greendogwine said...

that looks FABULOUS! THANKS FOR THE IDEA!

Virginia said...

i ALWAYS make my enchiladas like a casserole like that...so much easier to eat and dish up! plus i don't have to worry about rolling!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i love enchilada casserole. love it. someone made us one when we first had our son and we loved it so much i kept making it.

shellyfish said...

It's when I see recipes like this that I curse the vegan cheese gods for not providing my "petit village" with vegan fromage. Oh how I would love to attack this with a fork!

5 Star Foodie said...

These enchiladas look amazing! I am curious to try the vegan cheddar - will look on my next shopping.

allularpunk said...

these sound so great! it's like an enchilada lasagna of sorts :) also, LOVE your sushi from the previous post. i would have never thought to put peanuts in sushi, but now that i think about it, i bet it's totally rad!

veggievixen said...

ooh, so yummy and cheesey!

jessy said...

it's been waaaay too long since dan & i have had enchiladas! i think we need to make them soon as i've got a serious craving for them after seeing yours, miss v.! they look gloriously goooood!

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. Enchiladas are the one i was longing to try (never made them at home).. This is a nice variation to the traditional enchilada recipe.. Thanks for sharing! Looks fabulous! Make me crave for some..

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I love the idea of stacking them...that looks so cheezy and wonderful!

Bianca said...

I'm a huge fan of enchiladas and I'm not sure why I haven't made them in, like, forever! But this looks so good!

mădălina said...

ahh this recipe is mouth watering! well done. I jotted a few down to try for dinner:)

-madalina
duhlicious.com

babystace said...

Wow! That is the best vegan enchilada I've ever seen!

The one food I've missed since I became vegan late last year is cheese. I have everything to make this recipe except the cheese!! I don't know if my state even has a store that sells vegan cheese. But I'm going to try to find one right now!!

Thanks for posting this!!