Thursday, October 1, 2015

Recipe of the Week: World Vegetarian Day

Happy World Vegetarian Day!  No, I am not a vegetarian, but I enjoy many meat-free meals using products such as MorningStar Farms, Quorn and Gardein.

In the last 10 years, the improvement in these products has been wonderful.  Some of these went from cardboard to delicious pretty quickly...most likely due to the rise in healthy eating including the Meat Free Monday movement.  I love seeing more and more new products everyday.

If I can convince you in no other way, try this recipes below and enjoy!


Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas - Morning Star Farms


15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package MorningStar Farms Griller crumbles 
10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup cooked chopped spinach
8 corn tortillas
15 oz can enchilada sauce, divided
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped - optional
4 tablespoons green onions, chopped - optional
4 tablespoons, sour cream - optional


Preheat oven to 350F

In a microwave safe bowl, combine beans, grillers, tomatoes and spinach.  Heat on medium power for approximately 2 minutes.

Soften the corn tortillas, either by heating slightly in the microwave or in a frying pan.

Coat the bottom of an 8 x 8 dish with 1/3 enchilada sauce.  In each corn tortilla, spoon black bean filling.  Add a sprinkle of cheese before rolling.  Roll each tortilla tightly. Place lengthwise, seam down, in a baking dish.  Pour the remainder of the sauce over the rolls, making sure to coat thoroughly.

Cover dish with foil and back for 40 minutes.  remove and cover with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 more minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Serve topped with cilantro, green onions and/or sour cream.

Makes 4 servings