Green Enchiladas Casserole with Apple-Avocado Salsa

Green Enchiladas Casserole with Apple-Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

1 6 oz bag baby spinach

1 8 oz container white mushrooms--sliced

1/2 red onion--diced

1/2 red pepper--diced

1/2 jalapeño--minced

1 16 oz can vegetarian refried beans

1 12 oz jar salsa verde (I used TJ's, or make your own!)

1 16 oz can green enchiladas sauce (I used Hatch, or you can make your own!)

1 16 oz can sliced black olives

1 package whole wheat tortillas (~10-12)

olive oil

cheese

salt

pepper

1/4 teaspoon cumin

dash cayenne

fresh cilantro

sour cream (optional)

Method:

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

*Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add spinach, dash salt, a few grinds of pepper. Saute until wilted. Set aside.

*Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms. Saute until soft. Add dash salt and pepper. Set aside.

*Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, and jalapeño. Saute until soft. Add dash salt and pepper. Set aside.

*Add refried beans and 1/2 cup salsa verde to saute pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until beans are just heated through (over medium low heat). Mix completely and set aside.

*Assemble! Place 1/3 cup enchiladas sauce on the bottom of a 8 x 8 glass dish. Add one layer of tortillas. Spread beans and olives (reserving a few olives for garnish) onto tortillas. Add another layer of tortillas, 1/4 cup enchiladas sauce, spinach and mushrooms. Add another layer of tortillas, 1/4 cup enchiladas sauce, light sprinkling of cheese, and onion mixture. Add final tortillas layer and remaining enchiladas sauce.

*Cover with foil. Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove foil. Top with light sprinkling of cheese. Turn oven off. Let sit in oven 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with olive slices, cilantro, sour cream, additional salsa verde, and apple-avocado salsa (all optional).

Apple-Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

1 ripe tomato--diced

1 ripe champagne mango--diced

1 ripe avocado--chopped

1 small honey crisp apple--chopped

1 orange--segments and juice

2-3 tablespoons cilantro--chopped

salt

pepper

cayenne

Method:

*Mix. Adjust seasoning. Serve!


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