A Southwestern Supper

Stacked Squash and Bell Pepper Enchiladas

Here’s a vegetable-filled variation of the traditional stacked cheese enchilada. Using vegan cheese, it’s a snap to make. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and a big salad. more→

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Stacked Vegan Cheese Enchiladas

The word enchilada literally means “filled with chile”, and so it is supposed to be drenched in pure, red chile.  I’ve modified the recipe to use the tomato-based enchilada sauce, since cooking with pure, red chiles is not something that cooks outside the Southwest are likely to attempt. This simple and hearty dish is traditionally enhanced by a helping of refried beans and/or Mexican Riceon the side. more→

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Vegan Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

Made with distinctively flavored green tomatillo sauce (salsa verde), these simple enchiladas need little other embellishment. Serve with Beer-Stewed Pinto Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) and a big salad. more→

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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Quesadillas made with vegan cheese are a great choice for an easy dinner. Serve with a big salad and a simple grain or potatoes (better yet, sweet potatoes). You can make these on the stovetop or in the oven.  more→

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Basic Bean Burritos

Burritos, literally meaning “little donkeys,” are a staple of basic Southwestern cuisine. These easy burritos, filled with beans and vegan cheese, are delicious and filling. more→

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Tamale Pie with Winter Greens

This luscious one-dish meal and its accompanying photo were contributed by Ellen Kanner. Serve with black beans and a green salad for a hearty winter meal. more→

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Tofu Rancheros

A veganized version of huevos (eggs) rancheros, this dish of tofu prepared with Southwestern flavors, and nestled on corn tortillas, makes a nice brunch or light dinner dish. Serve with a simple potato dish and salad for a complete meal. Adapted from Vegan Express. more→

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Avocado Quesadillas

This is one of the popular flour tortilla concoctions that I picked up while in New Mexico. Serve this grilled turnover as an appetizer or a light main dish. more→

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