No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Smoky Black Bean and Vidalia Enchiladas

  • 4 Large Vidalia Onions, sliced
  • 1 TB Dried Oregano
  • 1 TB Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 3 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro + more for garnish
  • About 16 Corn Tortillas 
  • 1 Recipe Smoky Black Bean Hummus
  • 2 Cups Salsa, (*fresh or prepared)
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt mixed with 2 TB Fresh Lime Juice

Step One

Sauté the onions in the olive oil with the oregano, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper until golden brown and extremely soft.

Step Two

Schmear 2 TB of hummus on each corn tortilla. Top with a couple of TBs of the onion mixture and roll the taco up. Place seam side down on a greased casserole dish. Pour the salsa on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with chopped cilantro and a dollop of lime yogurt.

*Fresh Salsa is easy to make. Use 2 Cups seeded and chopped fresh tomatoes, 1 TB Lime Juice, 2 TB Minced White Onion, 1 TB Minced Jalapeño and 2 TB Chopped Cilantro. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste. 

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Smoky Black Bean Hummus

  • 1 Garlic Clove, Peeled
  • 2 TB Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 TB Tahini 
  • ½ Tsp each: Cumin, Turmeric, Salt
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 (15 oz) Cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 1 Jalapeño, coarsely chopped 

Place garlic in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add lime juice, tahini, spices, black beans, jalapeño,  puree until smooth. 

No. 3 : Get Creative

My favorite brand of tortillas are El Milagro. Unlike many other brands – these tortillas are made with only 3 ingredients: Whole corn, water and lime. That’s it. I had so much fun when learning about this brand in Chicago. Rock star Chef Rick Bayliss took us on a special tour to an El Milago factory. We watched as the whole cobs slid into the machine and appeared a little later as corn tortillas.

No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week

Fox Run Dry Riesling
Finger Lakes New York State
About $18.00

There’s a lot of lime, cilantro and zest in these yummy enchiladas – it’s time to look beyond the beer! A dry Riesling that’s fresh and crisp with good acidity like this one is an excellent pairing. Fox Run Dry Riesling is a classic example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes famous. I love having it on hand for Mexican cravings.

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