Omer Recipes 2017: Day 8 | Vegetable Enchiladas

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Today is 8 days, which is 1 week and 1 day of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Paul A..

Vegetable Enchiladas


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 Medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper


  • 1 28 oz can tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/4 t salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese


  • Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion and sautee 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and oregano and cook until tender but not mushy – about 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in chilies, beans, salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350. To make sauce, combine tomato puree, cream, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper.
  • To assemble enchiladas, pur a layer of sauce on bottom of 2 large casseroles (so as not to crowd the enchiladas). Spoon one eighth of the bean mixture along the center of a tortilla, sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of cheese. Roll it up and apace seam side down in the dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Don’t worry of tortilla breaks a bit or if some spilling falls out. It’s all good 🙂
  • Spoon remaining sauce over all of the enchiladas, and sprinkle some of the remaining 1 cup of the cheese on each enchilada. (The enchiladas may be prepared to this point up to 2 hours in advance, refrigerated, and returned to room temperature before baking).
  • Bake 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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