I’ve been seeing so many Cinco de Mayo commercials on TV lately that I was
brain-washed, I mean, inspired to make a festive recipe to celebrate with! Of course, once I came up with the idea, I couldn’t contain myself and had to try making it early. And then I loved it so much (and Nate ate them all in .25 seconds) that I had to make them again! So that was the incredibly long version of saying they’re a hit and I absolutely love this recipe 🙂
We already know how much I love Mexican food. Especially burrito bowls. Take me to Chipotle any day and I will devour the whole deal (and you know there better be a huge pile of guac involved). I actually make homemade burrito bowls on a semi-regular basis at home (strangely enough, I don’t think I’ve posted one) and that tends to mean we have Tupperwares full of leftover brown rice in the fridge, also on a semi-regular basis. So when it came to making these enchiladas, I channeled my inner Chipotle, as well as my leftover-loving self, to create the most delicious enchiladas I’ve ever had. I apologize in advance for all the hyperbole.
Here’s the deal: you basically whip up a veggie burrito bowl, add some salsa and mix it all together, stuff it in a tortilla, and smother it in enchilada sauce. Is it just me or is anyone hungry AGAIN? Yes, that easy. And you bet they’re full of flavor. You can absolutely tweak this recipe to your liking, based off what you prefer in your burrito bowl, but I must say, this combo is fabulous. I used Gimme Some Oven’s recipe for her homemade red enchilada sauce, but added a few tablespoons of tomato paste just to add a little tomato-y flavor (which I love so much). Totally worth making your own sauce by the way. And much easier than you’d ever imagine. I’ve also used Oh She Glow’s easy enchilada sauce from her book in the past as well and it’s equally as amazing.
So here’s to yummy veggie-filled food at your Cinco de Mayo gathering this year! You’ll find me devouring another batch of these with a pitcher of this on the side. If you’re looking for any more Mexican-themed recipes, check out some of these oldies-but-goodies (oh, and pop back on Friday for a special post, wink, wink):