South-of-the-Border Enchiladas

Try meatless enchiladas with three kinds of cheese and a surprise drop of honey.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
teaspoons honey
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup low-fat or regular ricotta cheese
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
6
flour tortillas (8 inch)
1/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In blender or food processor, place tomatoes, onion and garlic. Cover; blend until smooth.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, cook blended mixture, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, the honey and red pepper flakes over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix beans, ricotta cheese, bell pepper, cumin and remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in baking dish. Spoon 1/2 cup bean mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas; place seam sides down on tomato sauce in dish. Spoon remaining tomato sauce over filled tortillas. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tomato sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

If you like enchiladas but would prefer beef or chicken, omit the beans and substitute 1 1/2 cups cooked ground beef or chopped cooked chicken.

The pinto beans in these enchiladas give a generous dose of fiber, and the cheeses provide over a fourth of your daily calcium needs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.