Freezer Stash Vegetable Enchiladas

Enchiladas

Is it time to start building your stash of freezer meals? Try whipping up these delicious enchiladas for a quick and easy meal once baby arrives!

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) of reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 cups of grated pepper jack cheese (12 ounces)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 box (10 ounces) of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 box (10 ounces) of frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 16 corn tortillas (6-inch)

Directions:

Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, flour, and tomato paste; cook, whisking, 1 minute. Whisk in broth and 3/4 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Filling

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of cheese, beans, spinach, corn, scallion whites, and remaining 1 teaspoon of cumin; season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil two 8-inch square baking dishes; set aside. Stack tortillas, and wrap in damp paper towels; microwave on high for 1 minute. Or stack and wrap in aluminum foil and heat in oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Top each tortilla with a heaping 1/3 cup of filling; roll up tightly and arrange, seam side down, in prepared baking dishes.
  3. Dividing evenly, sprinkle enchiladas with remaining 1 cup of cheese, and top with sauce. Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes; serve garnished with scallion greens.

**TO MAKE A FREEZER MEAL** Prepare enchiladas through step 3; top with cheese, and cover baking dishes with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Place sauce in an airtight container. Freeze enchiladas and sauce for up to 2 months. To bake from frozen: Thaw sauce in refrigerator overnight (or microwave on high 2 minutes, stirring once halfway through). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove foil and plastic wrap from baking dishes, and pour sauce over enchiladas; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes; remove foil, and bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes more. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Transcribed from: marthastewart.com


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