Vegan Kitchen: Black Bean & Tofu Enchiladas

Recently, I have decided to try going vegan for a few months to see how it affects my internal health. In doing so, I have realized how hard it can be to get in the same amounts of protein and, lets be honest, flavor in all my meals. When I discovered this recipe for enchiladas I instantly decided everything would be ok eating vegan! Not only were the enchiladas full vegan, but protein packed, low fat, and delicious! Try this for dinner with the family or make it for yourself and have leftovers for days!

Black Bean & Tofu Enchiladas
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Ingredients
  1. 1 block extra firm tofu, cubed
  2. 1 yellow squash, diced
  3. 1 zucchini, diced
  4. 1 small red onion, diced
  5. 1 cup corn
  6. 2 cups black beans (or 1 can)
  7. 1 can enchilada sauce (about 15-20 ounces)
  8. 10 tortillas
  9. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  10. Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and then the tofu, squash, zucchini, onion, and corn. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until everything begins to soften and brown. Mostly, you’re trying to dry out the tofu by cooking away the water to avoid soggy enchiladas.
  3. Add the black beans and enough enchilada sauce to lightly coat everything in the pan. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
  4. Lightly spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Hold a tortilla in your hand and spoon in a generous amount of filling from the pan.
  5. Fold the tortilla in half so the edges overlap. Place in the casserole dish and spear with a toothpick (to keep the enchilada closed). Repeat until the casserole dish is filled and the pan is empty.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas.
  7. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, until the edges of the tortillas are crispy.
  8. Cool on the counter for five minutes before serving.
  9. Top with salt and pepper, vegan or non-vegan sour cream, and/or diced avocados, or just devour them as is.
Notes
  1. You can add vegan cheese on top if desired.
Adapted from National Jewish Health
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