Hey folks,

Welcome to Move Over Meat Monday!  I hope everyone's week has started off great!  I'm in a Mexican state of mind tonight, so I decided to look for a recipe to share to match my mood!  I'll be going to a Mexican restaurant called Ernesto's here in St. George Wednesday night.  It is owned by the husband and family of a co-worker of mine.  I've heard GREAT things about it from other co-workers, so I can't wait to try it!  Anyway, in the meantime, check out the following from vegweb for all of you out there that may want to say "hola" at the dinner table tonight or any other night of the week!


INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):

1 (1 1/2 ounce) package enchilada sauce mix

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (15 ounce) can refried beans

1 pound fresh spinach

1 (16 ounce) can corn

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

6 flour tortillas

1 cup vegan shredded cheese, optional, divided


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Begin by preparing the sauce according to instructions on package. While sauce is heating on stove, begin heating refried beans in another pan.

As beans get hot, and as sauce is thoroughly mixed, add about 1/4 cup sauce to the beans. You don't want the beans to be soupy, but this will make it more manageable. Steam the spinach until wilted. Add corn and the chilies to the bean mixture.

When spinach is finished, begin making the enchiladas. Spread approximately 3 tablespoons sauce on each flat tortilla, then layer bean mix, spinach and a small amount of cheese (if using) in the center of the tortilla.

Roll up and place in a baking dish. Line up enchiladas in baking dish, then cover with remaining sauce and any leftover cheese.

Bake covered with foil for 20 minutes. Bake an additional 10 minutes, uncovered.