Sweet Potato Enchiladas

The other night I posted a picture of my husband’s amazing creation – sweet potato enchiladas!

A ton of people started asking for the recipe,  but we have a hard time following recipes and measuring cups around the Sieb house. We usually Google something delicious, modify the recipe based on what we have in the pantry, and start cooking! And when I say “We” – I mean Justin, who is the grocery shopper and chef in our household.

Hey, I make Mac & Cheese and toast on occasion.

If these posts start getting popular, I’ll start stalking my husband with our nice camera and documenting his process to share his other great dishes!

In the meantime, this is the Sieb version:

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

sweet potato enchiladas

What You Need:

  • A dash of chili powder
  • A dash of cumin
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium sized white onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • A few tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 can of small diced green chillies
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce (or Google a homemade recipe to make your own – we usually make our own sauce, but we use a can sometimes too)
  • 8 tortilla shells (corn is healthier, but let’s be real – flour tastes better. We used corn because I’m trying to lose weight- story of my life)
  • Shredded Mexican cheese, optional (but obviously, cheese makes everything better)

Instructions:

1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees.

2.. Peel your sweet potatoes and dice them  into small squares. Steam them until they are mashable (is that even a word)?

3. Dice up your onion and a few cloves of garlic and saute in olive oil. Add in the can of diced green chillies to the saute party too! Some people add blackbeans to the mix, but that’s your call!

4. Mash up the sweet potatoes with the onion, garlic, and green chillies. Add a dash of chili powder and cumin. Mix it all together  – dancing and singing “That’s The Way I l Like It” while stirring.

5. Put the sweet potato mix into 8 small tortilla shells – wrapping each one tightly, snug as a bug! Place each one into the baking pan after you complete them.

6. Pour the enchilada sauce over the top and add cheese if you’re feeling frisky and adventurous.

7. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.

8. Snuggle with your family until the enchiladas are done baking!

family time

9. ENJOY the healthy deliciousness of your new invention.

Much love,

Ashley

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