A Southwestern Supper

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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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.┬áServe 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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Yellow Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Often, rice is served alongside burritos, but the combination of rice and beans wrapped inside the tortilla is quite satisfying. more→

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Bountiful Vegetable Burritos

This recipe was inspired by those I’ve had at Mexican or Southwestern-style eateries. Some serve these veggie-filled burritos with garlicky greens, chips and salsa, and a big salad. Refried beans help hold everything together so that it doesn’t fall apart. They also make these burritos more filling and substantial. Feel free to substitute vegetables other than the ones suggested here. more→

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Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole

Chilaquiles is a classic Southwestern casserole that layers soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese. The lively flavors make for a nice change-of-pace holiday main dish, but this is also easy enough to make for weeknight meals. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

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