This dish is a Carnivore Converter recipe. I think I'm going to start tagging my crossover omnivore/vegan recipes with #carnivoreconverter and watching the masses consume their plant-based meals without anyone feeling like they missed out on the meat. That means serve it at a dinner party and watch it disappear while the room is suddenly hushed with chewing and heavy sighs and second helpings.
This is one of those dishes that is luxury in the making, yet each component is simple in the task, so the doing becomes effortless. Don't skimp on the guacamole.
Hatch Chile, Sweet Potato, Kale & Black Bean Enchiladas
by Chef Heather Mader
3 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight
1 jar picante salsa
1 tbsp organic Vegetable Better than Bullion
5-6 cups kale, cut into bite sized pieces
3-5 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup Roasted hatch chiles, diced with accumulated juices
1 large sweet potatoes cut into tiny cubes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, minced
lime chili salt
fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jar Enchilada Sauce (like Frontera)
1 tub fresh refrigerated salsa
1 1/2 cups Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes (like Muir Glenn)
1 heaping tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
12-14 corn tortillas
Vegan Cheese (mine was homemade but I suggest Myoko brand)
Prepared Guacamole or fresh avocado to serve
Place black beans, salsa, bullion and enough water to cover the beans in a slow cooker and cook over low overnight or for 8 hours. At this point, my beans needed a bit more water, which I added about another cup or so over water and some sea salt and simmered until they were thick and tender. (My cooker has a simmer/saute/steam function and I love this!)
In a large saute pan over medium high heat, saute' sweet potatoes, onions and jalapeño in olive oil until almost tender. Then sprinkle sweet potatoes with spices to taste, sprinkle over a few tablespoons of water, mix in spices, and continue cooking until potatoes are done and pan is dry.
In large saute pan over medium high heat, saute' kale with garlic, adding water whenever pan gets too dry. Cook until kale is tender then stir in hatch chiles. Add black beans, sweet potatoes and cilantro and stir to combine, tasting for salt and pepper.
Combine all the enchilada sauce ingredients and stir to combine.
Steam corn tortillas or fry in oil until pliable. In a 9x13 inch pan pour half of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of the pan. Fill each tortilla with bean mixture, roll, and place seam side down over the sauce. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas and top with vegan cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven until hot and bubbling - 20-25 minutes. Serve with avocado slices or fresh guacamole on top.