Monday, August 26, 2013

Garden Vegetable Enchiladas

We have an abundance of yellow (crookneck) squash this year, so we are finding a variety of ways to use it here's one of our favorites this year.

 Garden Vegetable Enchiladas

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
3 cups coarsely chopped zucchini and/or yellow crookneck squash
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed
1 4-ounce can diced mild green chilies
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups (packed) grated Monterey Jack and/or sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
8 8-inch warm flour tortillas

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion and sauté until vegetables are just tender, about 4 minutes. Mix in 1 cup corn, canned chilies and 1/4 cup cilantro; season filling with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in chili powder, flour and cumin; stir 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook until sauce is thick and bubbling, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread 1/4 cup sauce in bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Mix 3/4 cup sauce into filling. Place generous 1/3 cup filling in center of 1 tortilla; roll up to enclose filling. Place enchilada in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Cover enchiladas with remaining sauce, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup corn and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake vegetable enchiladas until heated through, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cilantro and serve.

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