Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Chicken and Beans Enchiladas

This recipe feeds a crowd but is fairly easy to scale down to normal sized proportions! It's also really easy to make and yummy. I made my own chickpea pancakes as I got home and realised I didn't have any tortillas! They worked just as well.

Chicken and Bean Enchiladas (from Good Food Magazine July 2009)
(Serves 10)

3 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, sliced
2 red peppers, sliced
2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped,
1 sliced small bunch coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp cumin seeds
6 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
415g can refried beans (we used Discovery)
198g can sweetcorn, drained
700ml bottle passata
1 tsp golden caster sugar
10 tortillas
200g cheddar, grated

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan, then fry the onions, peppers, chopped chilli and coriander stalks with half the garlic for 10 mins until soft. Stir in 2 tsp ground coriander and 2 tsp cumin seeds, then fry for 1 min more. Meanwhile, in another frying pan, fry the chicken in the remaining oil, in batches, until browned – add it to the pan of veg as it is done.

Stir the beans, sweetcorn, coriander leaves and 150ml of the passata into the veg and chicken. In a bowl, mix the rest of the passata with the other crushed garlic clove, the remaining spices and the sugar, then set aside.

To assemble, lay the tortillas onto a board and divide the chicken mixture between them, folding over the ends and rolling up to seal. Divide the passata sauce into the dishes you are using, then top with the enchiladas. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Cool and freeze (see freezing tips, below) or, if eating straight away, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6, then bake for 30 mins, scattering with more coriander leaves to serve, if you like.

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