Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spicy Pumpkin Enchiladas

spicy pumpkin enchiladas
Originally uploaded by ex.libris
These enchiladas are spicy and sweet at the same time.


15 ounces of pumpkin puree
10 ounces corn kernels
4 ounces of cooked red pepper
1 finely diced red onion
3 ounces of walnut pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 x 6-inch tortillas
1 ounce baby spinach leaves, washed and patted dry
10 ounces of your favourite salsa
4 ounces of grated Monterey jack cheese


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-12-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking oil spray.In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, pepper, corn, onion, walnuts, garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and cinnamon. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Separate the 8 corn tortillas and lay them on a work surface. Spoon equal amounts of the pumpkin mixture down the center of each tortilla. Lay a few baby spinach leaves on top of the mixture, if desired, and roll to close. Place seam side down in the baking dish. Top the enchiladas with the salsa, spreading it to cover, and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese has browned and the filling is hot. Place 2 enchiladas on each plate; serve immediately.

1 comment:

Daily Spud said...

Now that sounds like a very tasty twist on enchiladas. The walnut in there especially catches my eye - I'm a sucker for walnuts, as well as any vegetable from the squash family!