Mexican with a healthy twist. Easy and low fat! How can you beat it? This recipe I came up with myself as I became fustrated with trying to make the perfect Enchiladas that would be delicious, low fat and stay rolled up and not fall apart! Here is my solution and its perfection! You will not be disappointed. You can add organic chicken or blue grass fed beef to it too.
1 Red bell pepper, cut in strips 1 Green bell pepper, cut in strips 1 cup diced onions, diced 1 large can of Enchilada Sauce 1 pacakge of corn tortillas 1 small can of sliced black olives 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro 1 can of black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked 1 cup of shredded low fat Mexican cheese (note: corn tortillas are not rolled in this recipe but put down as in layers) If you use all organic ingredients, you will increase the healthy radar! And, yes there is organic black beans, corn tortillas and enchilada sauce. Try Whole Foods Markets or Wild Oats Stores.
1. Drizzle a little olive oil in skillet, heat and saute in red and green peppers and onions. Saute for 10 minutes or until soft. Add black beans and saute for another 5 minutes.
2. As veggies are sauteing, in a baking dish lightly cover the bottom of the dish with enchilada sauce (about 1/4 cup). Layer six corn tortillas on bottom. Put cooked veggies and bean mixture on top of tortillas.
3. Pour more enchilada sauce on top of mixture. (about 1/2 cup) Sprinkle low fat cheese on top. (about 1/4 cup) Layer six more tortillas on top.
4. Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top. Sprinkle remaining cheese, olives, and cilantro.
5. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbling.
( you can add previous cooked organic shredded chicken or beef to this also)
Nutrition Info: Serves 6 One serving: Calories 195: Fat: 3g: Carbs 43g: Pro 6g (based on no chicken or beef) Recipe is from Dr. Lisa.
If you desire an organic version, buy each item as organic or from companies like Whole Food Markets or brands like Natures Promise from Stop and Shop or other organic brands sold in stores such as Shop Rite or Wegmans. Black beans can be soaked from raw beans. Chicken or beef can be purchased as organic chicken and/or blue grass fed beef also.