1 ¾cupspassata/tomato puree sauce (400ml or 1 x 9oz can of Hunts sauce)
2heaped tspground cumin
1teaspoonchipotle chili paste
For the filling
1mediumbrown onion (140g)sliced thinly
1green jalapeño chilli pepperpith and seeds removed then finely chopped
1smallred bell pepper (80g)pith and seeds removed then cut into thin strips
1smallgreen bell pepper (80g)pith and seeds removed then cut into thin strips
1handfulof fresh coriander/cilantro (20g)leaves removed and stalk chopped, save some leaves for serving
115ozcan black beans (400g)drained and rinsed
1cup sweetcorn (1 x 165g can)drained and rinsed.
2 ½cupsspinach (80g)
1 ¼cups ofpassata/tomato sauce (150ml)
8regularflour tortillas (8"/21cm tortillas)
¼teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1cupmature/sharp cheddar cheese (80g)grated
To make the sauce
Add 1 cup of passata to a jug, add the garlic, spices, chipotle paste and sugar and stir. Pour the sauce over the bottom of a casserole dish and spread it out evenly
To make the enchiladas
Preheat the oven to 180c/392F degrees C.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onions are a little softened. Then add the peppers, red chilli, coriander stalks and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. It shouldn't, but if you feel the mixture has dried a little add a tablespoon or two of water.
Now add the spices, stir and cook for about a minute or two, then add the spinach. Wait for the spinach to wilt down a bit then add the black beans and sweet corn. Add the salt and pepper now. Give everything a good stir. Next, pour in the reserved passata, coriander/cilantro leaves stir well and cook for about 5 minutes.
Divide the bean and spinach mixture between the tortillas, roll up the tortillas and place in the casserole dish.
Pour the remaining sauce over the middle of the tortillas, top with the sour cream, and grated cheese and cover the dish loosely with foil.Bake in the oven for 20 minutes then remove the foil and bake uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.Sprinkle some chopped coriander/cilantro over the dish before serving.Serve with lime wedges.
Tortillas - I used soft lour tortillas, wholemeal or corn tortillas work very well too. I don't fry or griddle the tortillas before I fill them.
Spinach - Fresh is best for this recipe, if you want to use frozen you can just thaw it and squeeze out any liquid before you add it the bean mixture.
Cheese - Mature/sharp cheddar cheese is best here, it's always full-fat and I always grate my own cheese.
Sour Cream - You can use half-fat sour cream if you want or you can leave it out altogether, it adds a lovely creaminess to these enchiladas though.
Casserole Dish - My casserole dish measures as this - 30cm/11.5" x 22cm/9" x 7cm/3"
Nutrition - Nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on one serving.