Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Zesty Veggie Enchiladas


My sis-in-law Trista shared some favorite vegetarian recipes with me several years ago, and here is one of them. I’ve made it regularly ever since!

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1  1/3 c. water
½ c. dry lentils
¼ tsp. salt
8 flour tortillas
2  carrots, sliced
1  zucchini, quartered
       lengthwise and sliced
¾ tsp. chili powder
¾ tsp. ground cumin
14.5 oz. can Mexican-style diced or stewed tomatoes
8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Directions:
1. In small saucepan, combine water, lentils, and salt. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, until lentils are soft.

2. In large frying pan, heat oil over high heat. Add carrots, chili powder, and cumin. Stir-fry two minutes.

3. Add zucchini. Fry another 3 minutes.


Sometimes I snitch a couple of these…
4. Remove frying pan from heat. Add lentils and half the tomatoes and half the cheese. This is your enchilada filling.

5. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.

6. Spray 9x13” pan with cooking spray.

7. Evenly distribute vegetable-cheese filling into 8 tortillas. Roll them up seam-side down in pan.


Assembly
8. Cover with foil. Bake 8 minutes.

    Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.

9. Pull pan out of oven and cover enchiladas with remaining tomatoes and cheese. Bake 5 more minutes.


Zesty!

*Nutrition Facts:

Item
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
360
0
0
0
0
½ c. dry lentils
160
0
22
20
4
¼ tsp. salt
0
25
0
0
0
8 medium (8”) flour tortillas
1120
144
8
32
64
2 carrots
50
4
4
2
4
Zucchini
31
1
2
2
3
14.5 oz. can “Fire Roasted” Tex Mex Style Diced Tomatoes
140
105
7
7
14
8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
880
64
0
56
160
Total (8 enchiladas):
2741 kcal
343 %
43 g
119 g
249 %
1 enchilada:
343 kcal
43 %
5 g
15 g
31 %

*Calculated from food packaging and the following website http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/  

I used “Members Mark” (Sams Club) brand olive oil, “Great Value” (Walmart) brand lentils, Fire Roasted Tex Mex Style Diced Tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese, “Mission” brand flour tortillas, and “Morton” brand salt.

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