15 Minute Enchilada Recipe

February 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Daily Inspiration, Food, Food for Thought, God, Lunch, Nutrition, Recipes, Reflections | 16 Comments

Happy Saturday!! I cannot believe that it’s already Saturday.  0_O

I want to share with you a recipe that I came up with yesterday for lunch.  I didn’t have much time to spare before I headed to volunteer with the kids, so I knew I had to concoct a quick and simple recipe within at LEAST 30 minutes!

Fortunately, this enchilada took me about 15 minutes flat!  That is–without the baking, which wasn’t a problem at all since I was just finishing up getting ready upstairs.  In the meanwhile, this dish was a-cookin’.

15 Minute Enchilada


2 large tortillas (I used Brown Rice tortillas)

1/2 can of Cuban style black beans

1 cubed chicken sausage link (optional)

1/2 can of green enchilada sauce

2 green onions chopped

4-5 little sweet peppers (or 1 bell pepper)

1 tsp nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp garlic powder

A little bit of cheese

Pinch of pepper

4 soaked toothpicks


First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lay the two tortillas down on a flat surface.  In a small bowl, combine the beans, garlic powder, and the nutritional yeast.  Spread that mixture evenly on top of the tortillas and then spread all the chopped veggies on top.

I also added the cubed chicken sausage on the veggies but this is completely optional if you want to make this vegetarian.  Next, add the cheese and about a few drizzles of the green salsa all throughout.

Don’t forget this next step of spraying the pan because I just used foil, and the tortilla got stuck! 😛

Now, take the soaked toothpicks and after laying down the enchiladas on the pan, just fold the two ends and secure it with the toothpicks.  Make sure they’re wet so they don’t burn up!

Drizzle the rest of the salsa on top and sprinkle it with black pepper.  Bake it for approximately 10-12 minutes.  Keep an eye on it though because I used my toaster oven and it may differ in a regular oven.  After that’s baked, take it out and sprinkle it with some cheese on top and bake it for about 5 more minutes.

It’s done, and enjoy!  This made two big enchiladas, one for me and my sister.  😀

This tortilla is really good!  And kind of chewy.

Remember instead of this you can add more beans.

I accidentally bit into the pick!  Be careful when you eat it 😛

I used Daniel’s mozzarella string cheese

Tips for next time:

  • I would add 1/2 tsp cumin
  • I would spray the pan!


This may be an overload of food photos and re-cap!  But I just thought I’d leave you salivating just to tease you. 😀

Last night after showing the kids Chronicles of Narnia (Such a greeeeatt movie!  I did NOT cry) Greg and I went to Native Foods.  It’s a vegan restaurant with excellent food.  I had been craving it for quite a while now…

I ordered the Scorpion Burger..

In case you didn’t know, I have a bad case of mustard-love.  As I ate it, I kept drizzling more mustard on top.  That’s how sick I am in that department!  Baaahaha.  This is grilled seitan with a bunch of veggies on top, and chipotle dressing.

Greg ordered a really good wrap and I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

He gets shy with cameras occasionally when he hasn’t had “his beauty sleep” or has “fish fin hair”.  😀

I don’t know if you’re ready for this picture…but here goes nothing!

0_O Bam!  It’s called the Rose Cardamom Cupcake. It’s so pretty and utterly vegan!! But it was WAY too flowery for my taste.  I’m not a picky eater, and that’s why I still enjoyed it and finished it with Greg.  But I do think it would have been even better without too much Flower extract…? Or whatever gives it the strong flavor.

Today I’m off to Valencia near SIX FLAGS!!  I’m going with some friends to Elaine’s mid-residency concert.  This sweet girl is so gifted in her flute skills and this is her OWN concert.  How exciting!

Have a blessed day and let me leave a little inspiration here…

If you’re that tired woman who feels stuck in life, or you’re in a rut of some kind and just don’t know how to get out of it, I would like to encourage you with this amazing sweet encounter between Jesus and a woman in Samaria.  Check it out! 🙂  Just follow the link and be blessed.  It can’t hurt.  ^_~*

My Question: Flowers or balloons for Elaine?  Are balloons even appropriate for this occasion?  And have you watched Narnia?  What’s your favorite scene in the 1st movie?  Mine is when Aslan sacrifices himself…. 😦


L.E. <333


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  1. 15 minutes?? I think yes! Thanks for sharing this, girl!

    I’m a bit terrified of balloons so I would vote flowers, but that’s just me. 😉

    And that cupcake looks deeelish!

    • Haha I looove balloons but cringe and panic at the thought of them popping or even worse–ME POPPING THEM!! aahhhh and you’re welcome 🙂

  2. I’ve never made enchiladas! Mexican isn’t as common here in Australia. I’ve recently decided that I do love rosewater, after avoiding it for years, but I agree with you that it only works as a subtle flavour. No one wants a dessert that tastes like grandmothers 😛

    • I’ve always been sooo curious about Australia and what kinds of foods are popular! I know there’s that one INTERESTING brown paste….hahaha. Oh, i was just guessing there was some kind of flower extract in there, but wasn’t aware that there’s an actual rosewater. haha you crack me up hannah

  3. I’d go with flowers! 🙂 I’ve never seen Narnia! I’m a huge harry potter fan though! 🙂

    • Harry Potter’s good–but Narnia is reaaallllyy good in its own way. It’s so touching too. 😀

  4. Yum!


  5. Oh my those enchiladas look delicious! I must make asap. And cupcakes? Yes please 😛

    • True that to everything you said

  6. Flowers 🙂

    I love vegan cupcakes so, so much! And that enchilada looks seriously delicious.

    • Yay! I got her flowers after all 😀

  7. 15 minutes??? I am in! And that cupcake???? It looks too good to eat. I bet it was divine! Perfect for Valentine’s day!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

    • It wasn’t AS yummmy as I thought, but it was purty flavorful. 😀 But hey! I can’t complain when I have a beautiful vegan cupcake~And super creamy at that~I wonder if they used silken tofu…

  8. Those enchiladas look really good. And I love the idea of using chicken sausage in them. We have so many chicken sausages from TJs in our freezer that I need to figure out what to do with them. Spicy jalapeno would be perfect in enchiladas!

    • Hubba hubba….Yes!! that WOULD be great indeed. I bet onions and cilantro would top it off. ❤

  9. I’d go with flowers:)

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