Friday, January 20, 2012

Meatless Enchilada Pie

Tonight's dinner came on a whim.  My bride and I were going to go out to dinner and then our local Little Theater production this evening, (yes a date night) but things just didn't work out.  Well they didn't work out for one of us anyway.  SHE managed to find a sitter - ME, and she went with her good friend Susan.  I did manage to put together a healthy dinner that fell within my calorie limit.

Since we were planning on others feeding us, I didn't lay anything out to thaw, therefore, we ended up going meatless.  I used what was on hand.


1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes ( I used the mild for my bride)
2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
1 tsp cumin powder
1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup of chicken broth ( water, beer, or wine will work too)
1- 10oz can of enchilada sauce
8- 6" corn tortillas (Misson brand) * You should always have these on hand!
1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 cup Kraft Reduced Fat cheddar cheese (shredded)
Salt and pepper taste

How I did it:

Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, mushrooms and spices.
Cook to soften adding chicken broth as needed to keep moist.

Add beans and tomatoes and remaining broth.

Spray a baking dish (7x11 2qt) with cooking spray and add just a
little enchilada sauce to the bottom.
Warm remaining enchilada sauce in a small frying pan.
Dip each tortilla in the sauce flipping to coat both sides.
place in baking dish side by side. (you will be making two stacks of four)
Add mushroom/bean mixture to top.

Repeat until you have two stacks of four tortillas and top with remaining
enchilada sauce.  Top with cheese.

Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Makes four servings.  Top with fresh diced tomatoes,
sour cream, green onions and avocado.

Serve with a side salad for a great meal. 



  1. YAY for date night! I love enchilada's and this is a great idea to make it meatless!

  2. I'm growing into black beans slowly. Beans in general are something I've not allowed myself to see if I'd really like them in different ways (like black bean burgers). But, now that I've taken the dive, they can be so, so delicious. This looks amazing. You definitely had me sold once you threw cumin in there. :)

  3. This looks delicious!! I love that you added mushrooms. Going on my to do list :)

  4. You're doing really great with providing healthy recipes. Especially with us that haven't gotten on the 'eating right' horse yet after the Christmas goody 'fall'. This is an awesome idea and very filling.

  5. Looks yummy! I make something similiar and it's fantastic, but I think I'll try your version next time to mix things up a bit. I also never thought about using wine in place of broth...why DIDN'T I think of that before?! LOL!

  6. I love the add of mushroom to this enchilada pie! So delicious!

  7. Wow this is right up my alley, except you forgot to add the margarita lol, Great recipe

  8. Hi, this enchilada pie looks delicious.

  9. Looks delicious and perfect for the winter!
    Judit & Corina

  10. Genius! I've done something similar, but much simpler. I like yours! :-)

  11. I love this kind of stuff meatless and with chicken. We love Mexican dishes at our house, we seem to never get enough :)

  12. That looks really great and I never would have thought to use mushrooms...YUM!

  13. Brilliant!! I have a recipe similar to this but it contains chicken. My husband has been asking for it for a few weeks, and with your prompting and his requesting I think it just might be dinner. Your version is going to work for a friend of ours too, she is currently taking chemo and can't have any meat, but this is a version that will work for her as well as her family! Thank you!!

  14. Even if it's meatless, your enchilada looks fabulously delicious!

  15. Hi Richard,
    Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog so much that I've nominated you for the Liebster award. It is for up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Congrats! You can check it out on my blog here: Thanks!

    1. Thank you Margaret! I will look at it this evening.


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