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Mole Enchiladas with Spinach, Potatoes and Carrots
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Mole Enchiladas with Spinach, Potatoes and Carrots

You could call these stacked enchiladas Mexican lasagna--enchilada flavors and fillings layered with tortillas instead of pasta. Serves about 8 persons.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword: mole, enchiladas, stacked enchiladas
Servings: 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups homemade chile chocolate mole, or good quality purchased mole
  • 3 cups chopped potatoes (1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 bunch spinach or arugula , stems removed and discarded, leaves coarsely chopped, about 10 ounces
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Steam the potatoes and carrots separately until they are just tender to the bite, but not too soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Cook and stir the onions until they are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook and stir another minute or so. Stir in the potatoes and carrots and the spinach. Cover the pan and let the arugula wilt a few minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush some oil in a deep casserole dish. Ladle about 1/2 cup of sauce in the bottom.
  • Lay a tortilla down, sprinkle a little about 1/3 cup of the vegetable mixture on top and then about a tablespoon of the cotija cheese. Spread with a few tablespoons of sauce. Lay down another tortilla, follow with vegetables and cheese and sauce, continuing this stacking and layering until you are out of filling. End with a tortilla dipped in the sauce. Sprinkle with more cheese.
  • If there are leftover vegetables, toss them with some of the mole, and spoon them around the sides of the stack.
  • Bake until the sauce begins to bubble around the edges, about 30 minutes.