3.18.2011

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

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So I've been sticking with my gluten free diet for over a week now. For the first three or four days I felt quite dizzy, light headed and nauseous. I did a little research online and found that others have had similar symptoms. Apparently gluten intake releases something similar to endorphins in the brain and when gluten is cut out of the diet there is a detox period and your brain just isn't digging this at all! It takes a bit of time to adjust. Who knew?! I have to say, I'm feeling much better already. No more bloated tummy every night, no burping, indigestion and a few other lovely symptoms I won't mention here. Yay! You can't see me right now but I'm doing a happy dance! ;)

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I found a gluten free sweet potato and black bean enchilada recipe over at Karina's wonderful blog. I decided to do a bit of tweaking and turned it into a casserole. The truth is I'm just a lazy so and so and I hate rolling enchiladas! I really enjoyed this casserole. It was a fun and out of the ordinary mix of flavors and textures. This is a recipe I will definitely make again.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole
by theUngourmet -adapted from Gluten Free Goddess

Serves 4-6

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2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large clove garlic, minced
juice from 1 lime
2 cups cooked sweet potatoes, roughly mashed
1/2 cup roasted green chiles
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
*Green Chili Sauce
9 small corn tortillas
8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Green Chile Sauce
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp corn starch
1 cup diced green chiles
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder

In a large bowl combine the beans, 1 clove garlic, lime juice, sweet potato, 1/2 cup green chiles cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Dissolve the corn starch in 1 tbsp of the vegetable broth. In a small saucepan combine the vegetable broth, dissolved corn starch, green chiles, garlic, and chili powder. Heat over medium high heat. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally.

To assemble casserole
Coat bottom of a 9 inch round casserole dish with a small amount of green chile sauce. Spread about 1 tbsp of cream cheese (1 tbsp for each tortilla) onto three tortillas. Arrange tortillas to cover the sauce. Add 1/3 of the filling and top with 1/3 of the green chile sauce. Repeat to make three layers. Top with the jack cheese. Place into a 350 oven for 30 minutes.

Happy Weekend!





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38 comments:

Hovkonditorn said...

Hi! This looks delicious!

Jeannie said...

I love sweet potatoes but have not had black beans before...looks delicious!

nanny said...

They look wonderful. With a dish like that it doesn't look like you are lacking in the good stuff!!!
I would thoroughly enjoy this but I'm sure "where's the meat?" would be heard at my table/ha

Now Serving said...

I have made and I know how delicious they are SOOO good! I truly LOVE the picture of the slice showing off the yummy layers! gastric juices are being kindles dear!

Julie said...

I had no idea coming off of gluten could make you feel that way, I'm glad it's improving! Love this casserole, it looks very comforting :)

Joanne said...

I've made this dish and can testify to its awesomeness! I mean it has sweet potatoes as one of the main ingredients...how could it NOT be awesome!

I'm so glad the gluten free diet is making you feel better!

Taylor said...

This looks fantastic! I have a few sweet potatoes needing to be used...I'm so glad I found this recipe!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kim, these look delicous! So glad you are feeling better gluten free.

Lyndsey said...

I just had black bean enchiladas last night for dinner. I like what you did here and made it into a casserole. Never thought to use sweet potatoes with cheese, but the cheese looks awesome!

Chef E said...

I woke up in a Mexican kind of mood, and this looks great! Love the cheesiness!

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

I love the sound of combining black beans and sweet potatoes. Your casserole sounds great!

Connie @ Rookie Foodie said...

I'm experimenting with a gluten free diet....and this sounds so good!

Jennifurla said...

glad you are feeling better, this is very enticing

bellini valli said...

I am not gluten sensitive but there is certainly nothing stopping me from trying this delicious dish Kim!!!

Mimi said...

This looks fabulous!
Mimi

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It looks delicious! I may have to try this for my vegetarian kiddos!

pigpigscorner said...

Glad you are feeling better, I didn't know it has side effects!

teresa said...

i'm really glad to hear that you're feeling better!

this looks wonderful, what amazing flavors!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like you have lovely recipes! This one sounds great; particularly as there are health benefits.

Gloria said...

look amazing and delicious! gloria

The Blonde Duck said...

My two favorite things in a Mexican dish...HEAVEN!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Wow, you are good. I can't even go vegetarian for a week... I can't imagine succeeding in cutting out gluten from my diet! And that enchilada looks delicious!

TKW said...

Kim, you're doing a great job! I'm glad the tummy troubles seem to be settling down.

I always make stacked enchiladas, too. WAY easier.

Randi Troxell said...

my MIL makes something like this, but this looks awesome, def will be trying this out!!

Natalie said...

ooh I've made sweet potato/bb enchiladas before---love this casserole form!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! I have been seeing a lot of sweet potato recipes all over the blogs lately. I also love the addition of black beans...yum!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oh fabulous! I just knew that detoxing from whatever was bothering you would clear up your issues. So happy!

Taylor said...

I made this tonight and OMG...so good!!! Thanks for such a great recipe!

Reeni said...

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a delicious combo - I love this! Super comforting! And I'm glad you're feeling better!

koralee said...

Yummmm...would so love to dive right into that right now. xoxoxo hugs

Kim said...

I'm really glad to hear the gluten-free diet is making you feel better. I have some friends who are taking on the gluten-free diet as well and they say the same thing.

The mix of black beans and sweet potatoes sounds delicious!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This is calling my name! I love the combination of sweet and savoury. It looks so hearty and delicious, a great vegetarian option.
*kisses* HH

clearlytangled said...

this looks really good. i'll have to try it soon!

Magic of Spice said...

Oh wow that looks delicious!

Kristin said...

Now THAT looks delectable!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said...

I just found your blog through the Kitchen Witch, and I'm so glad I did -- all your posts look fantastic!

Consider me a new -- but definitely already devoted -- reader.

Aneesa said...

We went to a casserole party tonight and we already intended to adapt the enchilada recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess because it was such a hit at our book club, so it was so perfect to find that you'd already done the work for us. Thank you--we won first prize (for the traditional category--the creative category had some stiff competition)!

Anonymous said...

We went to a casserole party tonight and we already intended to adapt the enchilada recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess because it was such a hit at our book club, so it was so perfect to find that you'd already done the work for us. Thank you--we won first prize (for the traditional category--the creative category had some stiff competition)!

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