Vegetarian Enchilada Bake

I originally made this recipe for the first time in 2008.  My family really enjoyed it and i have since added it to my “family favorites.”  Try it out and see what you think!  Below is the original blog entry circa 2008

Okay since I’ve been inspired I wanted to try Tam’s Enchilada Bake but with a vegetarian (almost vegan) hubby I had to alter a few things. So here is my vegetarian version of the enchilada bake. Enjoy

INGREDIENTS

1 TBSP Extra virgin olive oil
1 chopped onion
1/8 tsp Mexican chili powder
1lb meat substitute (I used Quorn meatless and soy free Grounds)
1 16 oz jar green salsa
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 small can mild green chiles
1 16 oz jar asada verde sauce
1 12 pack corn tortilla
12 oz shredded cheese (the Mexican blend)
4 minced green onion
1 bunch of cilantro
1 small can of sliced black olives

DIRECTIONS

Since the vegetarian meat is already cooked the onions need to be sauted first in the TBSP of olive oil. Heat dutch oven or heavy bottom skillet on medium-high heat. Add TBSP olive oil. Once hot, add onion and saute until translucent. Add 1/8 tsp of Mexican chili power and stir for about 1 minute.

Next add meat substitute to sauted onions. Stir until well mixed. Then add green salsa and veggie broth, stirring constantly.



Last, add small can of mild green chiles and continue to stir meat mixture. Once mixture is heat through and well mixed, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let mixture sit.

Next pour asade verde into a large shallow bowl. Remove torillas from pack and dip one at a time into asade verde mix. Be sure to coat well on both sides. I actually submerged each tortilla into the mix.

Spoon about 1/4 cup asada verde mix onto bottom of baking dish. Next layer 6 dipped tortillas on baking dish. Then spoon about 1/2 meat mixtures over tortillas. Then sprinkle half of cheese over meat mixture, then sprinkle green onions, cilantro and finish layer with black olives. Repeat layers until complete.

If there is any remaining asada verde sauce pour it over the next layer of meat mixture and then follow with other ingredients. Finished layers.

Final baked product!

 

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