Recipe: eggplant and almond enchiladas

Recipe: eggplant and almond enchiladas

Eggplant and Almond Enchiladas
The Mexican Red Sauce can be made ahead of time.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup minced onion
6 cups diced eggplant
1 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
Black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 medium-size bell pepper (any color), minced
1 cup minced almonds, lightly toasted
1 cup grated mozzarella or jack cheese
12 corn tortillas
Mexican Red Sauce

Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. Add onion, and sauté for about 5 minutes over medium heat.

Add eggplant, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant is soft.

Add garlic and bell pepper. Stir and cook 5 minutes longer, or until the pepper is tender. Taste to correct salt.

Remove from heat; stir in almonds and cheese.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Moisten each tortilla briefly in water then place approximately 1/4 cup filling on one side and roll up. Gently place the filled enchiladas in a baking pan, and pour a full recipe of Mexican Red Sauce over the top. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.

Serve hot, with beans, rice, and green salad.

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