Mushroom, Kale, and Cheese Enchiladas

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mushroom and kale enchiladas

This updated version of the classic dish is delicious and heartwarming and perfect for a winter supper. Save time and get dinner on the table tonight. Make the sauce and filling 2 days ahead. Just place in covered containers and refrigerate until you’re ready to assemble. 

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  • 4-6Servings

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita

  • 1 small onion 

  • 2 cloves garlic 

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano 

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste 

  • 2 cups vegetable broth 

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar 

  • Freshly ground black pepper 

Enchiladas

  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita

  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 

  • 1 pound white or cremini mushrooms, sliced 

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 

  • 1 bunch kale or Swiss chard, stemmed and roughly chopped 

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or favorite cheese 

  • Kosher salt 

  • Freshly cracked black pepper 

  • 15 corn tortillas 

Preparation

SAUCE:

1. Add 1 tablespoon evoo to a medium-size saucepan and place over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sweat for 8 to 10 minutes, until soft and translucent.

2. Add flour, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to the pan. Whisk all ingredients together for 2 to 3 minutes, then slowly pour in broth and continue whisking to remove any lumps.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking often, for 5 to 7 minutes, until sauce thickens.

4. Remove from heat, then whisk in vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.

ENCHILADAS:

1. Add 3 tablespoons evoo to a large sauté pan and place over medium-high heat. Add onions to the pan, and caramelize for 8 minutes, until dark brown and very soft. Add mushrooms and continue cooking for 5 minutes more, until mushrooms are golden brown with crispy edges.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and kale or chard, and cook for 2 minutes, just until kale wilts. Fold in 1½ cups of cheese, reserving the remaining ½ cup for baking. 

3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9- x 13-inch baking pan.

5. Pour 1/3 cup of sauce and 2 teaspoons of evoo in a small saucepan and place over low heat.

6. Once the sauce has warmed, dredge 1 tortilla in the mixture. Move tortilla to a cutting board, add 3 tablespoons of filling, and roll. Place in prepared pan, seam side down. Continue until all tortillas are filled.

7. Spoon remaining sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

8. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and cheese has melted. Cool slightly before cutting and serving.