Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chorizo Enchiladas

We all need a little spice in our lives once in awhile.  These enchiladas are not too spicy, not too mild, but j..u..s..t right (remember Goldilocks and the three bears?).  These go together quickly, and what at first appear to be unusual flavors end up delighting your tastebuds!

These enchiladas can be made with pork and beef chorizo instead of soy.  You may have noticed that I generally opt for meat-free protein in my recipes, with the goal of fewer calories and less saturated fat.  However, "real" meat can always be substituted;  just remember to adjust the nutritional values.  In this case, the soy chorizo is easy and delicious despite it's much lower fat content.

Chorizo Enchiladas

1 (12-ounce) package soy chorizo
1 large (about 12-ounce) sweet potato, baked, peeled, and chopped
4 ounces reduced fat Cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 cup), divided
1 (10-ounce) can green chile enchilada sauce (I used La Victoria), divided
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas (I used a local low carb variety called La Gloria)

Preheat oven to 350°F.  In large nonstick skillet sprayed with olive oil spray, brown chorizo over medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes.  Take off heat and add sweet potato and 1/2 cup Cheddar and mix well.

Coat 9 by 13-inch baking pan with olive oil spray.  Spread 2 tablespoons enchilada sauce evenly over bottom.  Place about 1/2 cup filling on edge of one tortilla, roll up, and lay in baking pan.  Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.  Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake enchiladas 25 to 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.  Makes 8 enchiladas, 6 points plus and 272 calories each.

The Artsy Girl Connection

Today is Fall Crawl Day 10!!  Please stop by the blog of Kim and Lars Waldmann to see another exciting fall idea.

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Marilyn -
Sept 20th - Kellie -
Sept 21st - Letty -
Sept 22nd - Lorie -
Sept 23rd - Abby -  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy -
Sept 25th - Kimba -
Sept 26th - Jacqueline -
Sept 27th - Jillian -

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars
Sept 29th - DEIA

Sept 30th - Meli -
October 1st - Renee -
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!

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