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White Bean Enchiladas

The reader loves experimenting in the kitchen, and is always on the lookout for low-fat ideas. This reader once came across a lasagna recipe that called for white beans instead of cheese; that's what inspired this dish. These enchiladas are really easy to make, and you can put them together up to a day ahead. They reheat well in the microwave, too.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2000

  • Yield: 3 servings (serving size: 2 enchiladas)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce (such as Old El Paso), divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine the sour cream and beans in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, chiles, onions, chopped cilantro, and cumin.

Combine 1/3 cup enchilada sauce and 1/4 cup water in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Dip one tortilla in the sauce mixture to soften; transfer to a plate. Spread 1/4 cup bean mixture down center of tortilla; roll up. Place roll, seam side down, in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas and bean mixture. Add remaining sauce to pan; cook 1 minute. Spoon over enchiladas; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with minced cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 372
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Protein: 17.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.5g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 1076mg
  • Calcium: 291mg
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