2 cups peeled and chopped (1/2-inch dice) sweet potato or yams
extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced (2 to 2 1/2 cups)
5 large garlic cloves, minced
1 cup jarred roasted red pepper, drained and chopped
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 (14-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
2 1/2 cups Enchilada Sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt, or to taste
5 to 6 medium/large soft tortilla wraps
Prepare the enchilada sauce before you begin. (see recipe below)
Lightly grease a large rectangular baking dish (at least 8x12 inches). Set aside.
Add the chopped sweet potato into a medium pot of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 9 to 15 minutes, uncovered, until fork tender. Drain and set aside. You can also steam the potatoes until tender, instead of boiling.
In a large skillet, stir together the oil, onion, and garlic and sauté over medium heat for around 3 to 5 minutes until the onion softens. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Add the chopped roasted peppers, cooked/drained sweet potato, spinach, and black beans. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes over medium-high heat, until the spinach is wilted.
Stir in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of homemade enchilada sauce, followed by the lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Adjust seasonings to taste, if desired.
Add 3/4 cup of Enchilada Sauce onto the bottom of your casserole dish and spread it out evenly.
Scoop 3/4 cup of the sweet potato and black bean filling onto each tortilla. Roll up the tortilla and place it, seam side down, in the casserole dish. Repeat for the rest. If you have any leftover filling, you can spread it on top of the tortillas. Spread all of the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas until they are completely covered in sauce.
Bake the enchiladas, uncovered, at 350⁰F for 20 to 25 minutes, until the sauce is a deep red color and the enchiladas are heated through.
2 tablespoons vegan butter or extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 scant cup (8 ounces) tomato paste
1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt or other fine sea salt
(adjust any seasonings to taste)
In a medium pot, melt the vegan butter over medium heat or simply add the oil and increase heat to medium.
Stir in the flour until a thin paste forms.
Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, and cayenne pepper until combined. Cook for a couple minutes over medium heat until fragrant.
Stir in the tomato paste followed by the broth. Whisk until smooth.
Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat. Stir in salt to taste and continue simmering until thickened for about 5 minutes, or longer if de