Beautiful? No. Delicious? YES!
These enchiladas were absolutely scrumptious. Definitely give them a try and feed them to your family! The poblano peppers add a bit of zest (but are not overly spicy for the kids), the black bean and Monterey Jack filling made for a satisfying and hearty dish, and the blended tomatillo sauce added a fresh and tangy element.
The preparation of the peppers was probably the most difficult part of the recipe. They are charred under the broiler and then allowed to steam in a covered bowl to make the skins easy to remove. (I had to broil them for at least 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for, and the skins were NOT easy to remove.) I’m sure some pepper skin made it into the final product, but it wasn’t noticeable. I wonder what would happen if you just eliminated the skinning step altogether? Something to try when I do the variation!
The tomatillo sauce is quite easy to put together, since everything is just blended together in a food processor. The filling is just made with a little chopped onion, garlic and spices and some mashed and whole beans. Overall, pretty simple!
The bottom line:
Make these enchiladas!!!
Difficulty: Aside from skinning the peppers, this was pretty easy to make. Rolling the tortillas with the filling was not difficult, because the filling is substantial and sticks together nicely. 2 out of 5 chef knives. 🔪🔪
Kid-friendliness: The flavors may be a little intense and complex for some kids’ taste, but the peppers are not overly hot and the sauce gives the dish a mild, fresh flavor. If the kids are able to get past the yucky green factor, they will like it (mine did!). 4 out of 5 yummy faces. 😋😋😋😋
Time: I wouldn’t say this is a quick recipe — pretty standard. It’s well worth the time it takes to make! Maybe give yourself a little extra time to broil the peppers. 3 out of 5 snails. 🐌🐌🐌
Mess: This is a pretty messy recipe. Anytime I have to use the food processor, I consider it an above-average mess. Again, worth it. 4 out of 5 dirty dishes. 🥣🥣🥣🥣
I plan to add this to my regular recipe list. Absolutely delicious.