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Monday, November 7, 2011

Riffin on Robin- Sweet Potato Enchiladas

It saddens me every time someone jumps the vegan ship. There are always a couple deserters after MoFo. This is always balanced out by the bloggers and readers who make a true commitment after experiencing all the enticing vegan food and many more reasons to come over to our side. I can't help it. Those cry babies kind of bug me." I can't live without my Dennie's bypass breakfast, and what about the cute hot dog vendor I used to support?" Waaaa Waaa Waaa. How 'bout a tofu scramble with tempeh bacon, and there are lots of hot vegan sausage vendors out there too, you know.  Meh, they'll be back!

That being said, I scored a great vegan cookbook from one of those vegan traitors. I don't know the Benedict Arnold personally, BA gave the book to my buddy Mo who's a veg and usually just cooks with me. Mo passed this awesome book on to me. Thank you :)

I am an avid reader of recipes and cookbooks. I often like to put my own twist on the basic recipe. Oh, by the way, said cookbook is Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet. I think the following recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or "Be Grateful Day". Either as a side or main dish. Thank you Robin Robertson for the great inspiration.

Riffin on Robin's Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I left out the oil, added crumbled tofu, liquid smoke, and roasted chilies. This recipe is awesome by itself but would also be great with some guac on top and maybe some melted Daiya Pepper Jack.

Recipe Riff

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
canola spray
1 large garlic clove minced
1/2 can Ortega roasted chilies
1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes drained
1 T liquid smoke
1 tsp Tabasco
sea salt to taste
1 14 oz firm tofu drained pressed and crumbled
2 C salsa ( I used TJ's  roasted garlic salsa)
8 large whole grain tortillas
1/4 red onion finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain and press tofu for about 15 minutes each side. Spray cookie sheet with canola spray and add peeled and diced sweet potatoes in a single layer. Roast for about 12 minutes, then turn the potatoes over and roast 12 more minutes. Set aside. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees.
While the potatoes are cooking you can get the rest of the filling going. (if you are so inclined)

Filling with Sweet Potatoes

Spray skillet with canola spray and heat to medium high. Add garlic and chilies and saute for about 30 seconds. Add beans, tomatoes, liquid smoke and Tabasco. Stir for about 5 minutes. Mix in tofu and then sweet potatoes. Cook for about 5 more minutes.

Spread a thin layer of salsa over the bottom of sprayed 9 x 13 baking pan/dish. Set aside. Place a tortilla on a flat surface and spoon about 2-3 T of the filling down the center. Roll it up and place seam down on the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Spoon any remaining salsa over the panned enchiladas. Top with remaining salsa and red onions. Cover loosely with foil.

Pre Oven

Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Let those turncoats get a whiff of this. They'll be back!!


  1. i love enchiladas.. but havent had any in soooo long.. i love the sweet potato take on it!
    i am a bad cookbook reader.. i am more of a magazine with pretty pictures and unusual things person.. but some days i do go back to the cookbook or mom for the old favorites!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

  2. Me too. We shared some enchiladas for our wedding anniversary at Gracias Madre in October. Great vegan enchiladas. Yay mom!

  3. We're making sweet potato & black bean enchiladas tonight! The recipe is a bit different from this one, but these look really good, too.

    It is sad when people give up on veganism. Vegan food tastes better than any other food, IMO.

  4. I think I know what I'm making tonight for dinner!!

  5. Hi Molly- How did your enchiladas turn out? Will you be posting the recipe. Thank you.

    Veg food has so many more perks.

  6. Awww, Cara let me know how you like them. Will they be in the shape of a turkey ;) ?

  7. No turkey shapes. I need a break :) haha! I wasn't feeling good last night so I didn't make them last night but they *are* on the menu this week!!! I will totally let you know how I like them...

  8. Me no likey you not feeling well!!! Please feel better super duper quick!

  9. Oh my goodness! What time do we come for dinner again? SO yummy looking! I haven't heard of anyone doing mofo then going back to "normal" food. Hello, plants are normal. Eating animals you visit in zoos, see in parks, have as pets ... they're not dinner! Eww. How can you go back once you've, oh just no. Thank you for posting this. It touches me. I don't remember going vegan, but I feel so much happier in my life. xox

  10. Hi inhergrace...Just give me a heads up about an hour and a half before you get here :)
    I know, I know. I know. Couldn't agree more. Hello plants are normal, so right on. Vegan hugs, thank you for reading!

  11. You know what, I looked at the recipe (which is a copy) and it's the same one as yours! lol Mike is the one that does the cooking.... as you can tell. He didn't make them yet, but I will be posting about them when he does. :)

  12. Ha, Molly! Can't wait to see how Mike's enchiladas turn out.