Protein Monster Vegan Enchiladas
Each enchilada has over 20 grams of plant-based protein (from non-soy sources). Then topped with a homemade Mexican-inspired enchilada sauce!
For the enchiladas:
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 15 oz. can black beans
- 15 oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- Salt to taste
- 6 large tortillas
For the enchilada sauce:
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (GF if desired*)
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder (more to taste)
- Optional: cayenne pepper, ground chipotle, smoked paprika, etc.
MAKE THE ENCHILADA SAUCE:
In a small bowl, add flour and the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
When hot, carefully add tomato paste, and the small bowl of flour and four spices.
Cook 1 minute, whisking continuously. Then add broth and whisk well. Increase heat and bring to a light boil.
Reduce to simmer and cook 8 minutes, whisking occasionally. Salt to taste and set aside.
MAKE THE ENCHILADAS:
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
Dice onion and bell pepper.
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and bell pepper for about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, dice tomatoes. Rinse and drain beans.
When onions are translucent, reduce heat. Add cumin, paprika, tomatoes, nutritional yeast, hemp hearts, and both beans (rinsed and drained). Stir well. Heat for 4-5 minutes then set aside.
In a lightly sprayed 9×13 baking dish, cover the bottom with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
Distribute bean mixture in the center of tortillas. Roll up, tucking in both ends.
Place all 6 rolled enchiladas in baking dish and top with remaining sauce.
Bake for about 25 minutes.
Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, additional hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, etc.
*For gluten-free: use GF all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill), and GF tortillas.
Feel free to add spinach/kale, chipotle, or garlic to the enchilada mixture!
Enchilada sauce adapted from Martha Stewart.
Calories: 525 kcal | Carbohydrates: 68 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Potassium: 799 mg | Fiber: 13 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 1961 IU | Vitamin C: 35 mg | Calcium: 183 mg | Iron: 10 mg