Sometimes after a long meat-filled Sunday dinner, I like to keep the sajian on Monday pretty simple. We usually use up the leftover meat from Sunday’s dinner in our lunches or tie it into Monday’s dinner somehow. I’ve learned that one of the easiest ways to serve up leftovers is to roll them up in a tortilla.
However, sometimes I just want something simple, light, and healthy for dinner after the weekend. Mondays are the perfect time to start afresh with our “eating lifestyles.” So for us, it’s usually the day we end up eating the healthiest. I’ve heard of families celebrating Meatless Monday, and I think it’s a wonderful idea! (and we are super-meat lovers, let me tell you). But for economical reasons, it’s also a great way to have a meal or two during the week that’s much less expensive without the meat included. And with a dish like these enchiladas, you won’t miss the meat for one second!
I served these up on a really busy day. Thankfully these are made, baked, and finished in less than 30 minutes! And it’s a pan of freaking enchiladas for heaven’s sake! They’re loaded with the freshest ingredients, and if you’re a flour-tortilla Nazi, you can substitute it for whatever the heck floats your boat tortilla-wise. We’ve tried this with whole wheat, and it was even more filling 🙂 If you want to serve an army, double the recipe for a 9×13. But for our little family of three, (plus a serving of leftovers the next day for the courthouse-loving-husband), it was the perfect size.
The filling reminds me of a fresh salsa my friend used to make all the time (you could even toss in a handful of corn like she did for the salsa). I could eat that stuff with chips ALL DAY LONG. Mostly because I’m a serious salsa, bean dip, and guacamole addict. Anyway, the filling is gorgeous, and it’s a shame it’s hidden in side the tortillas for baking. However, you can top off the enchiladas with a little of the leftover filling to bring the beauty on the outside, as well. Don’t skimp on the cheese, and enjoy the heck out of these little lovers!