Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings: Salsa Verde Enchiladas (How I Love Thee)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Salsa Verde Enchiladas (How I Love Thee)

So first off, Chandelle, we LOVE you. We made her Salsa Verde Enchiladas for dinner last night, and this was the best thing we've made since I created the Fiesta Burrito - both Brett and I agreed. These enchiladas were absolutely fantastic. Her recipe originally called for seitan, but she, knowing that not everyone is very fond of seitan (like me), kindly offered up a bean suggestion as an alternative. I took her advice and used a combination of kidney and black beans, and halved the recipe since there are only the two of us. I may have also added an extra jalapeno and a habanera pepper to my salsa verde. :-)

My apartment smelled like a Mexican restaurant - truly authentic. When I smelled it, I knew it was going to be good. Brett and I stuffed ourselves with these, both wishing that we had more room in our bellies and more food because that's just how good these enchiladas were. We will be having these again very soon, I almost want to have them again tonight but I don't have all the stuff I would need.

Oh! And as if I haven't waxed on about these amazing and beautiful enchiladas enough (I get really weird about good Mexican food), both Brett and I agreed, this would be something you could serve omni's, as is, and they would probably like them a lot. Go a little further and serve these with some guacamole, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, vegan refried beans and rice, and your guests will think they've died and gone to a Mexican restaurant. You'll certainly score some points for authenticity and creativity.
















Aren't they gorgeous?

Thanks
Chandelle, this is going to be something we will enjoy often!

Well, it's Spring Break at the university I work at, so I took today and tomorrow off to give myself a nice long weekend. I'm off to enjoy the weather and maybe try to come up with some good tasting Mexican food of my own!

'Til next time!

19 comments:

Romina said...

Those look so good!! I must give enchiladas a try, I've never eaten them before. =(

Happy Herbivore! said...

scott is jealous. oh so jealous.

Billy said...

Mmm, those look so good!

Enjoy your break!

Lizzy said...

DAMN these look and sound fantastic! I wish I could come over and visit you! I wanna die, NOW =p

(I get really weird about good Mexican food)
Ha ha, loved that part! Same here, with any kind of chocolate or really good food in general =p

Aww man if I had one wish right now it'd be to eat mexican food from you at least once in my life.. until then I'll keep staring at the screen ;)

shellyfish said...

These look really great! I am also a Mexican food fan...living near the Mexican border can do that to a girl. Now the only Mexican I eat is what I make myself...
Thanks for sharing!

Bianca said...

I love me some enchiladas. Probably my favorite Mexican food. I hardly ever make them though because I get impatient waiting for them to bake. But I've discovered I'm more likely to bake entrees if I prep everything the night before...so I can pop it in the oven when I get home. I'll try these.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yes, they ARE quite gorgeous!

Mmmm for Mexican food!

Billy said...

Thanks for your comment on my vegan cookies. I replied on my blog.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Enchiladas are the bomb, and these look like no exception! I haven't made them in awhile, must get cooking.

Jennifer said...

Romina - Oh my! You NEED to have an enchilada, so bad! Seriously, it hurts me that you've never had one. ;-)

Happy Herbivore - These are made with nothing but goodness, make 'em for him and sing Chandelle's praises. Your mouth will thank you.

Billy - They were! Thanks I have been.

Lizzy - Thanks! Well, if you are EVER in the US and you make it to Missouri, please stop by. I would be oh so happy to make you whatever you wanted, you're my favorite German blogger. ;-)

Shellyfish - I am officially jealous. I can't even think of the peppers and dried beans, OH AND authentic Mexican food and spice you have at your finger tips, I hope you take full advantage. I'm with you, now that I know how to make my own Mexican, I rarely go out for it.

Bianca - They are excellent and so versatile. Hehe. I usually just go do something else. I used to be an impatient cook, but have found that it's a good time to read a good article or something. Just don't forget about your food......

Good idea having things prepped ahead of time.

Chocolate Covered - Mmmmm is right!

Vegan_Noodle - You should end the enchilada drought! I'm all for increased consumption of pretty much any type of Mexican food, though I pretty much live off the stuff, so am probably biased.

Lizzy said...

Chances are that I might come to Canada this fall. I'd be in Toronto... wanna meet somewhere inbetween? =p
Aww, I wish!

Jennifer said...

Don't discount it, we might be able to work something out. Being in the Midwest, I'm not TOO far from northern states like Minnesota and stuff. Not to mention, I have never been to Canada and have always wanted to. Keep me up to date on your plans.

Lizzy said...

I will definitely keep you up to date about the plans!
Ha ha, I'm so excited right now as if we had just agreed to meet for dinner in two hours =p

Jennifer said...

It would be really, really cool. To be honest, I would be more likely to actually be able to meet you in some place in the northern US than I would in Germany. It would be a lot more feasible for me to actually go there. Haven't ever been to northern US either, aside from Illinois.

You might decide you like it here and want to stay - although I don't know, it IS the US. :-)

Happy Herbivore! said...

scott just poked me and begged for me to make this!

Rural Vegan said...

I have to stop reading food blogs at dinner time, I am desperately wondering if I have all the enchilada ingredients at home to make these tonight. They look amazing!

Urban Vegan said...

I can never get enough Mexican!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

those ARE gorgeous!

(chandelle) said...

hooray! i've been anxiously waiting for your review. i don't know how often visitors actually MAKE the recipes i post, and i'm always so self-conscious that what tastes good to is horrible to someone else. ) so glad you enjoyed them!