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Supper Enchiladas

Notes: Extra green enchilada sauce freezes well. Corn tortillas, particularly in Mexican supermarkets, come in a variety of sizes. If you can't find the size you want, trim larger ones and save the scraps for other uses.

Sunset APRIL 2004

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10 oz.) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) peeled roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup green salsa (salsa verde, refrigerated or canned)
  • 1 cup canned green enchilada sauce (see notes)
  • 12 corn tortillas (blue, if available, 5 to 6 in. wide; see notes)
  • 2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 6 ounces cream cheese or panela, cut into thin slices or small chunks
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese or packed crumbled cotija cheese
  • 6 or 12 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese (6 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, including tops
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 to 12 tablespoons sour cream or Mexican crema
  • Salt

Preparation

1. In a blender, whirl red enchilada sauce and roasted red peppers until smooth.

2. In a bowl, mix green salsa with green enchilada sauce.

3. Set six ramekins (about 2 cups each, 5 to 6 in. wide or long) on large baking sheets. Pour red sauce mixture equally into ramekins and tilt to coat bottoms. Cut tortillas into quarters. Arrange four pieces in each ramekin, overlapping edges to cover bottom and pressing tortillas down into sauce.

4. Scatter spinach, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup parmesan evenly over tortillas. Lay another four pieces of tortilla over filling in each ramekin; overlap edges to fit. Spoon green sauce over tortillas, coating evenly.

5. Bake, uncovered, in a 375° oven until sauce is bubbling, about 25 minutes (25 to 30 if chilled). Remove pan from oven and immediately, with the back of a large spoon, make one or two slight depressions for eggs near center of each ramekin. Break one or two eggs into each ramekin; sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese. Return to oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes longer for soft yolks (press yolk gently to test), 12 to 15 minutes for firm yolks.

6. Top each ramekin with green onions, cilantro, a spoonful of sour cream, and a sprinkling of remaining parmesan cheese. Set ramekins on plates. Add salt to taste.

Do-Ahead Tip: You can assemble the enchiladas (through step 4) up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 527
  • Calories from fat: 53%
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 5.1g
  • Sodium: 1167mg
  • Cholesterol: 285mg
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