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Beef and Cremini Enchiladas

  • Author: Jacob Rich
  • Yield: Makes 8


Mushrooms and beef create a delicious savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet potato and chipotle sauce.


  • 16 ounces ground beef, preferably 80/20
  • 6 ounces diced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen yellow corn kernels
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 ½ cups of peeled and chopped sweet potato
  • ¼ cup canned chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 8, 6-inch, white corn or flour tortillas
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for garnish
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place mushrooms in a dry skillet on medium heat and cook until all the water has evaporated, and the mushrooms are dark brown. While mushrooms are cooking add sweet potatoes to a pot of water and boil until soft.
  3. Add ground beef to the skillet along with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, and 2 tsp salt. Allow to sear for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 1/3 cup vegetable stock and the corn kernels and continue to cook until the ground beef is cooked through, about 3 more minutes.
  5. Remove beef mixture from pan and place in a bowl. Add the onions to the skillet and sweat on medium-high heat for 5 minutes
  6. Add the garlic to the pan, tomato paste, chipotles, and sweet potatoes to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Place sweet potato mixture and 2/3 cup vegetable stock in a blender and puree, adding more stock if necessary to make the sauce smooth. Season with remaining teaspoon of salt.
  8. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to make them pliable. Fill each tortilla with about a 1/3 cup of beef mixture and roll up tightly before placing on a small baking or casserole dish.
  9. Cover enchiladas in the sweet potato chipotle sauce and bake for 5 minutes. Garnish as desired and serve.

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