Vegan Chipotle Sweet Potato Enchiladas
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Find La Morena chipote peppers in adobo sauce at your local grocery store in the "International" aisle, or at Hispanic, or "ethnic" grocery stores. Chipotle peppers are quite spicy (they're smoked jalepeño peppers). Start with 2 peppers, and add more to taste. If you love spicy food, add a teaspoon of the sauce to the sauce when blending. Buen provecho!!
Serves: 6
Enchilada Filling
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1-15oz can of corn, drained
  • 2 cups pinto beans, homemade or canned
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers, chopped (do not rinse or remove the sauce)
  • 3 cups kale, finely chopped
Sweet Potato Cheese Sauce
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain non-dairy milk (I use organic soy)
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil, canola oil, or Earth Balance
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 sweet potato, steamed & peeled
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed to soften
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet, and sauté until tender.
  3. Add the cumin and chili powder, and stir well to toast the spices for about 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in the corn and pinto beans, followed by the tomato paste and chipotle peppers. Stir well.
  5. Add the chopped kale, and stir well. Cook until the kale is tender.
  1. Mix the arrowroot in a small bowl with ⅓ cup of the milk. Make sure to get out the clumps. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pot, warm oil or melt Earth Balance on medium heat.
  3. Add in the remaining soy milk along with the mustard, onion & garlic powder, vinegar, nutritional yeast, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Stir in the arrowroot soy milk mixture, and continue to whisk to combine; over medium-low heat.
  5. Continue to whisk to combine the ingredients and thicken the sauce (will take a couple of minutes to thicken up).
  6. Transfer the sauce to a blender, then add the steamed sweet potato.
  7. Blend until smooth. If you love spiciness, throw a teaspoon of the chipotle adobo sauce in there :)
Fill enchiladas
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°, and oil a medium sized baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  2. Fill the tortillas with the enchilada filling (about heaping ½ cup), roll, and place in the baking dish.
  3. Cover the enchiladas with the creamy sweet potato cheese sauce.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Top with cilantro, and serve!
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at