Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas

 

For the sauce:

1 – 15 oz can good quality tomato sauce

1 – 7.5 oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt

2 cloves garlic, minced or smashed

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

 

For the enchiladas:

1 teaspoon olive oil

½ yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

4 cups cubed butternut squash (a little over 1 pound)

1 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups shredded reduced fat Colby jack cheese, plus more if you'd like

12 corn tortillas

extra greek yogurt, cilantro, avocado, and green onions, for topping

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Make the sauce: Add tomato sauce, chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, greek yogurt, chili powder and garlic to bowl of a food processer; process a few times until smooth. Place in the fridge to thicken it up.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add garlic and diced onions and saute until garlic becomes fragrant (about 1 min). Add cubed butternut squash, stir, and cover for about 8 minutes or until fork tender, stirring occasionally to ensure squash doesn't burn. Add a few teaspoons of water to the pan if necessary to help the squash cook. Once squash is fork tender, transfer to large bowl and add in black beans, corn, and in 1 cup of prepared enchilada sauce; stir to combine.

To assemble enchiladas: Add 3/4 cup enchilada sauce to bottom of a 9x13 inch pan and spread around. Warm tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds so that they are easier to roll up. If you find them hard to roll, I recommend dipping each tortilla in a bit of the enchilada sauce; this will make it much easier to roll and add flavor, too! Add about 1/2 cup of the butternut squash & black bean filling to each tortilla and 1 tablespoon of cheese. Roll each tortilla up and place seam side down in baking pan. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top along with remaining cheese.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until cheese is melted and the edges of tortillas begin to turn a nice golden brown. Top with extra greek yogurt, avocado slices, cilantro, and green onions, if desired. Makes 8 servings – 2 enchiladas each.

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