It seems I’ve been on a SUPER duper Mexican streak for the last few weeks. Green chilies are a SUPER favorite of mine and I’m always thinking of ways to use them. Whole Foods sells Hatch green chilies which is a SUPER thing, because when I run out of my fresh frozen ones, I will need a place to turn too! Luckily, I still have a ways to go…
My friends at Whole Foods have me thinking health and SUPER Bowl which is kind of funny because I’ve had this recipe tucked away for a long time that I’ve been waiting to try. It is a vegetarian enchilada recipe that contains lots of healthy things including Hatch chilies and yogurt. I’ve never seen an enchilada recipe with yogurt, have you? In any case, they turned out great and would be a SUPER addition to your SUPER Bowl buffet. Isn’t that a SUPER thing to know?
In honor of the SUPER Bowl, I actually looked up the teams that were playing. They are the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. The Denver Broncos were not SUPER enough. Nor does my SUPER brain really care, but I know many do. As a wife of a Broncos fan, I feel your SUPER shame.
It is now time to get over it and try these SUPER enchiladas. I love making enchiladas because there are countless ways to make them. In this case, one could try varying the enchilada sauce, even though this recipe is a SUPER one, it isn’t traditional. You could try my SUPER green chile or my SUPER red chile. I love the green and red and you could even make both and have the enchiladas Christmas style. Wouldn’t that be SUPER?
If you felt the need for meat, which might be an essential for SUPER bowl fans, one could add chicken or chorizo. They would taste SUPER, too! One could also stack these enchiladas and slice the green chile to lay it flat between the tortillas. Switch out the corn tortilla for another type because Whole Foods has a variety of tortillas to choose from! That is pretty SUPER too!
All in all, these are pretty SUPER enchiladas. The shitakes make them rich, but not over the top. They are creamy, but they won’t make your stomach hurt. If you want them a touch richer add a little heavy cream to the cream cheese mixture. On that note, feel free to download some great healthy eating tips from Whole Foods and make these enchiladas. Yeah. I know you know. They are SUPER!
Shitake Stuffed Hatch Green Chile Enchiladas (from the package of dried shitakes)
Makes about: 8-10 enchiladas
Time to Make: About 30-45 minutes active time
2 T oil
1 large chopped onion
2 coves of garlic, minced
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 c red wine, broth or water
1 T ancho chile powder or your favorite
2 t oregano
2 t honey
1 t salt
1 t ground cumin
1 t ground coriander
1/2 t hot sauce or to taste
4 T butter
1 c dried shitakes, rehydrated and sliced
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used a variety that included portbellos, shitakes and criminis)
1 c chopped green onions
1 lb whole green chilies, roasted, and seeded
4 oz cream cheese (feel free to sub in the low fat)
1 c plain yogurt
2 T flour
10 corn tortillas or your choice, but use the smaller sized ones
1 1/2 c shredded cheese, but I just crumbled some feta over the top
Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until soft. Stir in garlic, tomato sauce, wine, broth or water, seasonings, honey and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. If you need to add more liquid to keep the sauce on the thinner side, you may. I also used a handheld blender to make the sauce smooth, but that is your choice. Set aside for further use. (This can be made a day ahead.)
In a large frying pan, melt butter. Add mushrooms and cook until somewhat golden. Reduce heat to low and add green onions, yogurt, cream cheese and flour. If you want some heavy cream, add it here. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
Lightly oil a large 13 x 9 baking dish. Spread a small amount of enchilada sauce on the bottom. Now make a slit in each green chile and stuff with about 1/3 c of cheese mixture. You can leave the stems on and let them stick out of the enchilada.
Heat enchilada sauce and dip a tortilla into sauce for just a few seconds to soften. Place filled chile into each tortilla and roll up. Place in baking dish. When all are rolled, pour remaining sauce over enchiladas. Bake covered for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Uncover and sprinkle with your choice of cheese. Continue baking, uncovered for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with more green onion or cilantro. Serve! Be prepared for SUPER compliments. After all, these are SUPER and it is the SUPER bowl!
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