sweet potato, black bean & chick'n enchiladas

sweet potato, black bean & chick’n enchiladas

yield: serves 6

sweet potato, black bean & chick’n enchiladas

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cashew cream

  • 1 cup soaked cashews (soak overnight if possible)
  • 2 sprigs cilantro (more to garnish)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsplime zest
  • 1 cupspinach

enchilada sauce

  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 minced chilis in adobo sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tspcumin
  • 1/2 tspchili powder
  • 1/4 tspgarlic powder
  • 1/4 tsponion powder
  • to tastesalt & pepper

other ingredients

  • 1 white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (washed, peeled, chopped)
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tspsmoked paprika
  • 2 tspchili powder
  • to tastesalt
  • 6large tortillas
  • 1 packagegardein teryiaki chick'n strips (sauce not needed)
  • 1avocado (optional)

sweet potato, black bean & chick’n enchiladas


Wash, peel and dice sweet potatoes, then steam them in a large pot for 20-30 minutes or until fork soft.

Dice onion and mince garlic. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion and garlic (top w/sea salt) for about 8 minutes.

When onions are tender, reduce heat and add cumin, paprika, chili powder, nutritional yeast, and garden strips, cook for 5-7 minutes to get a good sear on the strips.

Add the black beans and sweet potatoes. Stir well. Heat for 4-5 minutes then set aside.

to make cashew cream:
In a food processor blend, garlic, cilantro, and spinach until smooth. Add soaked cashews and blend in a food processor until smooth. Add sea salt, and a squeeze of lime and lime zest.

to make enchilada sauce:
In a bowl combine the flour with seasoning. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato paste and sliced chilis in adobo sauce, blend with a whisk and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the flour mixture and cook for 2 minutes, continue whisking and gradually stir in the vegetable broth, consistently continue to whisk to remove lumps. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick.

Preheat oven to 350º F. In a glass dish cover the bottom with a layer of enchilada sauce (use about 1/3 of the sauce).

Lay out tortillas and distribute beans, chick’n, and sweet potato mixture in the center of tortillas. Roll up, tucking in both ends or simply wrap them like mine if you use small tortillas. and use toothpicks to keep the wrap together while it bakes.

Place in baking dish and top with remaining enchilada sauce and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, and cilantro cashew cream.

***This recipe was created by our friend, Eat, Drink, Shrink!