Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small to medium-size zucchini or summer squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium-size onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought tomatillo salsa
  • 12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
  • additions to try: chile peppers, corn, mushrooms, black beans

1. Cook diced vegetables over medium-low heat until caramelized. Add the cumin, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.

2. Pour about 1/4 cup of the salsa into the quiche dish and spread with a spoon. Add a layer of tortilla pieces, overlapping them slightly to completely cover the salsa. Top with one-third of the vegetables, then one-quarter of the cheese. Make a second layer of tortillas, salsa, vegetables, and cheese. Top with another layer of tortillas, salsa, vegetables, and cheese. Cover with a final layer of tortillas, salsa, and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the dish is heated through.

4. Let sit for 5 minutes, then cut into wedges.

partially inspired by a recipe from The Roasted Vegetable, by Andrea Chesman (The Harvard Common Press, 2002)

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