Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meatless Monday: Easy Enchiladas



It's not Monday....it's Thursday but some things have been going on that have prevented me from getting this post on the blog. First, we found out that we had mice in our pantry!!! Therefore, we spent this week cleaning it out and throwing away any chewed through bags. Not a fun thing for a foodie! Then I got a new camera for Valentine's Day! However, when I went to go upload the photos and post recipes, we found out the USB cord doesn't work with my computer. So I'm using the old camera until the replacement cord arrives in the mail. This is real life and those things happen. Look forward to more posts because they are coming! Also, thank goodness it's already Thursday. I have next week off so hopefully there will be lots of cooking going on!





You might wonder why I don't have a lot of recipes on here that include meat. Well, that's because we really don't eat that much meat at my house. My husband has not been eating meat at all for almost a year and I try to only eat meat if I know it's high quality and comes from sustainable practices. On that note, I don't think there is anything wrong with eating meat but I do think our country would benefit from reducing the amount of meat that we consume. There is a great campaign that has started called Meatless Mondays. It helps stress the fact that going meatless once a week could reduce your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Plus, we can help our planet by reducing our carbon foot print, use less water, and lessen our dependency on fossil fuels. There are so many great recipes you can make that are tasty and meat free. There are quite a few meat substitute products on the market and some are better than others. The ones I put on my blog are the ones I think are the tastiest and most likely not to scare the non-adventurous eaters out there. Give some of them a try to see what you might like. Although, you can always just leave substitutes out and fill dishes with flavorful vegetables, grains, and legumes!


Two products I like to use

   For these easy enchiladas I picked up I package of Frontera's Red Chile Enchilada Sauce and Gardein's frozen Chick'n Scallopini. I bought both at Whole Foods but you could use any red enchilada sauce for these. I carry these products on hand and then I can easily make these for a quick dinner. Other goodies you could add: Black beans, green chilies, avocado, sauteed onions, and jalapenos.



EASY MEATLESS ENCHILADAS


INGREDIENTS:

6 corn tortillas
2 Gardein Chick'n Scallopini, frozen
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 package Frontera Red Enchilada Sauce
2 green onions, chopped
sour cream
cilantro


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook Gardein chick'n according to directions on package. Set aside to cool. Then chop in to bite size pieces or shred. Wrap corn tortillas in plastic wrap and heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Place corn tortillas on surface to prepare. Into each tortilla add 1/4 cup cheese and 1 tablespoon chick'n. Roll and then place seam side down in baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce all over tortillas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake until the enchiladas are hot, about 15 minutes. Garnish with onions, cilantro, and sour cream.



1 comment:

  1. Big fan of Meatless Mondays! Those enchiladas look great. Have you tried quinoa? If not, you are going to become a fanatic!

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