Friday, December 02, 2005

sweet potato and black bean enchilada cassserole

sweet potatoes, black beans, spices, corn tortillas and green sauce ...sooo good!


helen said...

that looks so good!

btw, i made a modified version of the pot pie with biscuit crust that i think you posted (same crust, slightly different filling since all i had was potatoes, lentils, carrots and onions) and it was so good! thanks!

France said...

Where's the damn recipe? I look for it and I cannot find it.

islandgirlshell said...

Cool, Helen! That's the beauty of pot pie. You can use what you have and it's always great! Glad it worked for you :) Here's the casserole recipe.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

1 28-oz can black beans, rinsed, drained
4 cloves garlic, minced
fresh lime juice from 2 limes
4 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
2-4 Tbs chopped canned green chiles*
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
24 corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a non-stick spray into a 9 x 13 rectangular baking dish or large casserole dish.
In a large bowl combine black beans, garlic, lime juice, sweet potatoes, chiles, cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper.
Put ¼ of enchilada sauce in bottom of baking dish, cover sauce with 6 tortillas, overlapping if necessary to fit, then gently spread 1/3 of potato/bean mixture on tortillas. Repeat process 2 more times: ¼ sauce, 6 tortillas, 1/3 of potato mixture. Last layer will be 6 tortillas and last ¼ of sauce. Top with sliced olives, chopped fresh cilantro, green onion, or tomatoes (before or after baking, depending on preference). Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes.
*Add ½ tsp cayenne pepper, or chopped fresh or canned jalapenos, if you like it spicy.
Serves 8

Variation on original recipe “Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas” by Karina Allrich,

islandgirlshell said...

Forgot to list, 1 28-oz can green enchilada sauce. OOPS!

karina said...

How fun to see a pie version of my enchilada recipe! Excellent! Looks delicious as a pie...