January 30th, 2007

butternut squash enchilladas

I made this recipe up last night and it was fantastic. and pretty easy. . .

Ingredients:
1 small or 1/2 a large butternut squash
1 bunch spinach (or a bag of baby spinach)
1 can black beans
1/2 a block of follow your heart mozzarella
1/2 a small onion
3 cloves garlic
~6 tortillas
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne
salt/pepper

preheat oven to 350.

bake the butternut squash until soft. (i cut it in half and backed it covered in aluminum foil at 400 for about 45 minutes). When it's cool, scoop the meat out of the skin and mash it.

sauté the spinach with one clove of garlic until wilted.

chop the onion and saute with garlic in a medium sized sauce pan on medium heat. once the onions are soft, add the black beans (drained), cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. cook for 5 or 8 minutes, until beans are soft and all the flavor is combined. add the mashed squash and stir/cook for another couple of minutes.

layer the bean/squash mixture, spinach and shredded moz into a tortilla. roll it and place in an oven proof pan (a lasagna pan works great). repeat 'til you're out of everything. rub the tops of the tortillas with olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes.