Saturday, January 15, 2011


This was my first attempt at a casserole type dish and since this pan was empty only 30 minutes later I must have been successful.......and we had one pan for leftovers the next day.

I made the tortilla recipe and made 16 smaller tortillas using the dough.  That made enough tortillas to fill two pans.  I made the meat using our new taco seasoning.  I made some black bean, spinach spread.  I also made some "cream" sauce and enchilada sauce.  I layered my enchiladas with the black bean spread, meat, cream sauce and then poured enchilada sauce and the extra cream sauce on top.
Here are my two sauce recipes:

"Cream" Sauce
1/4 cup Earth Balance soy free (or olive oil)
1/4 cup plus 2 T oat flour or rice flour
2 cups rice milk, hot
salt and pepper

Warm milk over medium low heat.  Warm Earth Balance or olive oil over medium heat and whisk in flour.  Stir for a couple minutes then slowly pour in warmed rice milk.  Stir until thickened into a cream sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

Enchilada Sauce
2 t olive oil
1 cup diced red onion
2 t minced garlic
1 cup chicken broth
2 T chili powder
2 T honey
2 t cumin
1 t salt
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, undrained

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat and saute garlic and onion for 5 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

You might not need the entire enchilada sauce recipe for both pans.  But when I made the enchiladas, I only had half the recipe and it was not enough for both pans.


Danielle said...

I'm curious if the "white cream sauce" was sweet tasting? I know rice milk is sweet...but my nieces have IBS and can't have dairy, so I'm looking for ideas of things they can eat that is creamy.

Lexi said...

I added salt and pepper so it wasn't too sweet tasting but it does have a sweeter taste than regular cheese sauce because it lacks the salt of cheese. We use this for alfredo sauce as well and saute onions and garlic to add to it and use it over pasta.

Amber said...

In the cream sauce recipe, it says to warm olive oil, but how much oil?

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