Friday, January 10, 2014

Chorizo & Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Yeah, we still have sweet potatoes from the CSA and actually received more today. That's okay because these enchiladas are the BOMB! I don't know how I stumbled across this recipe over at Budget Bytes. I have Beth's permission to re post these with my vegan changes. As I've said before we love different types of ethic foods and Tex-Mex is right up there. I couldn't believe how fast these come together, especially if you put a lid on the skillet to help the sweet potatoes steam and cook faster. I've already made these twice and they are probably in our future for the weekend!!!

Usually when I serve any type of taco, enchilada, Tex-Mex casserole I shred some lettuce, get out the salsa and pickles jalapenos and make a side salad with those. If I have vegan sour cream I'll throw some of it on there too.
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package Tofurky chorizo
  • 1 package taco size tortillas
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans enchilada sauce
  • 1½ cups Daiya cheddar cheese shreds
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained
  • Garnishes: shredded lettuce, salsa, black olives, sliced scallions, sour cream, pickled jalapenos

Peel the sweet potato and cut into a half inch cubes. Remove the stem and seeds from the poblano and also dice into half inch pieces. Mince the garlic. In a large skillet, cook the sweet potato, poblano and garlic in vegetable oil, over medium heat until they begin to soften (about 10 minutes). 

Add the chorizo, break up the chorizo and cook until thoroughly browned (about 5 minutes).

Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick spray and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Pour about 1/2 a can enchilada sauce into the bottom of the casserole dish (be sure the bottom is covered). Scoop about 1/2 cup of the chorizo sweet potato filling into each tortilla. 

Fold in the ends and then roll the tortilla up around the filling. Place the filled and rolled tortillas in the baking dish. They should fill the dish and fit tightly against each other to prevent unrolling.

Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the the rolled tortillas and top with shredded cheese. I also topped mine with sliced black olives. Bake in the oven until the edges begin to bubble (about 30 minutes). Serve hot.

 Garnish with the things you love and serve.


  1. Mmm looks delicious! Pinning this for my hubby to try!


    1. Cathy,
      Thanks for dropping by my kitchen. I hope you love this as much as we do.

  2. I LOVE chorizo. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jennifer,
      Glad you found this recipe then. It is amazing. Let me know what you think if you make it.

  3. wow, what an interesting combo, but it actually sounds really good.. You made it look tasty too!!! Yum! Emily

    1. Emily,
      Thanks for stopping by, the flavors of this dish are spot on. Thanks for the compliment, if you make these let me know what you think.

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    1. Angela,
      They are delicious, we just made them again for my daughter's birthday dinner upon request!
      Thanks for stopping by. If you make them let me know what you think.

  5. love this recipe need to incorporate more veggies in my diet thanks for sharing following from saturday dishes have a great day

    1. Robin,
      Thanks for dropping by my kitchen. This is one of our favorite recipes on my blog. It's a go to since it is healthy (we think), filling and comes together quickly. Let me know if you try it.