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Dish Spotlight: Sweet Potato Enchiladas From Mexico

Enchiladas are a traditional Mexican dish with a unique flavor and a very long history. Their delicious taste has made them a popular menu item at many Mexican restaurants.

With the perfect combination of tortilla, meat, cheese, and sauce, enchiladas have become a symbol of a traditional Mexican meal.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 cups diced cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups cooked or canned black beans
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 large tortillas
  • 1 serving of Roasted Tomato Salsa or 1 (16-ounce) jar of your favorite salsa

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté onions, garlic, cumin, and coriander in vegetable broth over medium-high heat until onions brown.
  3. Add soy sauce and spinach. Cover and cook for 2–3 minutes, until spinach wilts. Remove from heat.
  4. Fold in sweet potatoes, black beans, and salt.
  5. Place ½ cup of mixture in the center of each tortilla. Fold in the bottom and sides of each tortilla to form burritos. Place burritos, seam-side down, in a nonstick baking dish.
  6. Pour salsa on top and cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

Source: The China Study Cookbook (BenBellaBooks, 2018)

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