Kale & White Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillos & Onions

My very favourite dinner from our week at the cottage?  Enchiladas.

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

I was lucky enough to get some local, organic tomatillos in a veggie box delivery, and ooooh did I need to turn them into a roasted tomatillo sauce (inspired by my Roasted Tomatillo Sauce that uses a blender), roasting the tomatillos until softened with tons of onions, and a hot chili pepper.

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

I whipped up some white bean, kale & onion filling for the enchiladas:

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

Rolled the beany-kale filling into whole wheat tortillas:

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

Smothered the filled tortillas with a blanket of the tomatillo sauce and popped the whole thing under the broiler.

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

At the last minute, I decided to add a scattering of Vache qui rit cheese, but it was absolutely unnecessary.  The hot sauce accompaniment, though?  Completely required for optimum deliciousness!  Honestly, I have been dreaming of this meal since I got the tomatillos, and even after I made the enchiladas.  It was such a hit with the boys at the cottage, and I will definitely be making these again!Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

Kale & White Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillos & Onions
Serves 3 as a main course, with 3 tortillas each

Roasted Tomatillo & Onion Sauce

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 tomatillos, husked & rinsed, and cut into quarters
  • 1 hot red chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 425F.

Combine all ingredients in a roasting pan and mix well to coat everything with the oil.  Roast at 425F for 25-30 minutes, or until the veggies are soft.

Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 head kale, leaves removed from the stems and thinly sliced into ribbons
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed & drained
  • 9 whole wheat tortillas (or corn tortillas for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 triangles Vache qui Rit cheese, or other cheese (optional)

Preheat the oven to broil (high setting if you’ve got it).

In a large pan over low heat, sweat the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the kale and white beans, bring the heat up to medium-low, and cook just until the kale is bright green but cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Fill each tortilla with the onion-kale-bean mixture, roll up like a tube, and stack side-by-side (one layer deep) in a casserole dish.

Pour the Roasted Tomatillo & Onion Sauce over the top of the filled tortillas, and spread the sauce evenly.  Top with cheese, if you are using it.

Broil the enchiladas for about 3 minutes, until there are golden-brown bits on the top, and if you are using cheese, the cheese is melted.

Serve (messily), along with lots of hot sauce & salsa at the table.  Enjoy!

Tomatillo, Kale & White Bean Enchiladas

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4 Comments on “Kale & White Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillos & Onions”

  1. September 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Thanks for the inspiration! I brought my tomatillos with me to Quebec and I’ll make your salsa with them. This will make us a great afternoon snack with baked tortilla chips 🙂


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