Enchiladas with sweet potatoes and peanut butter?
I know these sound strange, but hear me out.
A few days ago I was making some sweet potato black bean enchiladas and it dawned on me that it had a lot of the same ingredients as one of my favorite foods: west African peanut stew.
So I decided to try to combine the two!
The outside of an enchilada, but filled with ginger, kale, and peanut. The results were fantastic!
What Is West African Peanut Stew?
West African peanut stew is a sweet and savory dish made with tomato sauce, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and broth. It’s blended to a creamy consistency then a few handfuls of greens are added.
How Do You Make Peanut Butter Enchilada Sauce?
Making a peanut butter-based enchilada sauce is actually very easy. Simply saute the garlic for a minute or two then add the tomato sauce and broth. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce the heat and stir in the peanut butter and spices.
How Do You Make Sweet Potato And Peanut Enchiladas?
These enchiladas start out with sweet potatoes coated in a little olive oil and roasted.
Once the potatoes are soft toss them with the kale, rice, onion, and peanuts along with some of the sauce.
Spread sauce on the bottom of each pan.
Place tortillas, one at a time, into the sauce to ensure they are completely coated. Then add some of the filling and roll them up.
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Top with some sriracha, chopped peanuts, and cilantro.
For more vegan dinner recipes check out Chickpea Coconut Curry, Moroccan-Inspired Vegan Lentil and Rice Casserole, and Vegan Banh Mi With Peanut Crusted Tofu.Print
Vegan Sweet Potato And Peanut Enchiladas
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 65 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 Enchiladas 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Vegan
These aren’t your average enchiladas! These sweet potato, kale, and rice filled tortillas are covered in a ginger-infused peanut sauce.
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
29oz can of tomato sauce
1 Cup vegetable broth
1/2 Cup peanut butter
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Sweet potatoes cut into small cubes
2 Cups cooked rice
1 Bunch kale stems removed and cut into small pieces
1/2 Cup peanuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the cubed sweet potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and bake for 20-25 mins or until easily pierced with a fork.
In the meantime, a large pot heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until transparent. Place the onions in a large mixing bowl for later. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of oil to the pot and add the garlic and cook until lightly golden. Add the tomato sauce and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and add the peanut butter, ginger, cumin, and salt.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Add the rice, sweet potatoes, kale, and peanuts to the mixing bowl with the onion. Add 1/2 cup of the sauce and mix well.
Using 2 9×13 inch baking pans, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of each. Place tortillas, one at a time, on to the pan to completely cover one side with the peanut sauce. Add a small amount of the fill on the tortilla and roll to form the enchilada. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Pour the leftover sauce over the top of the tortillas.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Optional: top with sriracha, cilantro, and chopped peanuts.
- Serving Size: 1 Enchilada
- Calories: 406
- Fat: 19
- Carbohydrates: 50
- Protein: 12
Keywords: Vegan, Enchiladas
Awesome idea! I love it! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
I also shared it on my blog:
Elaine Johnson says
The recipe does not say when to add the kale. I’m assuming it goes in with the rice?
I k o says
it’s look so deliciousss.
thanks for the recipe 🙂