Wednesday, October 22, 2008

potato enchiladas

a few years ago, i bought a can of potatoes, and it changed my potato life. they are in the canned vegetable section, and just look like baby peeled potatoes. they are super quick to heat up and throw in anything (like my previous kraut & potato recipe). i used them here to make potato enchiladas.


  • 1 can whole potatoes
  • 1/2 can re-fried beans
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons burrito or taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 block (5 oz.) vegan gourmet pepper jack cheese
  • 14 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 4 or 5 8" whole wheat tortillas
  • vegan sour cream & black olives (optional)
in bowl, mash up potatoes, beans, onion powder, garlic, burrito seasoning, nutritional yeast, and salsa. heat up each tortilla in the microwave for about 10 seconds right before you fold them up - it makes them more flexible for rolling. put two scoops of the potato mixture into the middle of the tortilla and fold one side over the mixture. then fold in the sides, and finish rolling up the enchilada. continue with the rest of the tortillas.


place the enchiladas in a glass baking dish, and pour enchilada sauce over the top. spread the shredded pepper jack cheese over the top, and add the black olives if you want. bake in the oven at about 360f° for about 15-20 minutes... pull out when the cheese starts to melt and the enchilada sauce is bubbly. use a spatula to serve, and top with sour cream if you please!

16 comments:

Conquerbysmiling said...

mmm that looks yummy!

Meg said...

This is the best! I will have to make this! I love canned potatoes. They are great in soup recipes!

allularpunk said...

more canned potatoes! and *ahem* why is there no sauerkraut in those enchiladas?

Adam said...

Nice job! I like using up canned potatoes whenever I can too. It's so easy for homefries for breakfast :) This idea is great too, just like the sauerkraut one. Power to the potatoes, Miss V :)

VeggieGirl said...

HOLY YUM!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

I've never had canned potatoes! Am I weird? Those look nummy.

kishykat said...

it may be just because i am under the weather right now, but the thought of canned potatoes is really creeping me out.

Alyssa said...

ooooh, you know i love enchiladas! never had them with potatoes before though... sounds interesting

miss v said...

ok, i admit they are a little weird at first, but they are so easy to work with via regular potatoes. not that i don't use regular potatoes (i do- a lot), but when time is an issue....

allularpunk said...

hey, i'll just leave my diva cup comment here, if that's cool, haha.. i say if you're a year away from 30, buy the smaller size (model 1). the site says that your hips widen or something at 30 and that the size difference is only like 1/8 of an inch, so you could just keep using the model 1 until you notice a difference in...performance. that's what i plan on doing (though i have a couple years left before 30).

and yes, i hear there is kraut in bags, though i have never seen it. you should find it and see what it's all about!

Meg said...

There is an award for you on my blog!

VeggieGirl said...

Saw your comment on my blog - they're spiderwebs!! :0)

Usha said...

This looks delicious...I love everything Mexican...have never used canned potatoes yet...will give it a try soon :-)

Maggie said...

I have never tried canned potatoes but this sounds really great! I'm going to have to get a can and see what the fuss is about.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Eureka! I was very afraid of canned potatoes until now. Brilliant! Happy Halloween, by the way. Are you doing anything scary? xoxo

happyherbivore.com said...

ooooh! yum!