The chili gravy on these was a great flavor, not like any other sauce I have made before for enchiladas. The recipe below makes 2 cups, but you only need 1 1/2 cups. So I adjusted as I was cooking to only make what I needed. However, those measurements would have read something like "a little less than a 1/2 teaspoon of so-and-so", so I just wrote you the original. Additionally, beans, rice, and cheese combined to make a very tasty filling. There are about a million people (or four) to cite on this recipe so I am going to try my best here!
Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas
Makes 6 enchiladas
1/2 cup chili gravy, recipe below
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
2 cups brown rice cooked as directed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup jalepeno peppers, finely chopped (can be from a can)
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or any combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup chili gravy, recipe below
1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, or other option
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread 1/2 cup chili gravy over the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix cooked rice, beans, jalapeno peppers, 1 cup cheese, and sour cream.
Lay each tortilla flat and fill with 1/2 cup of rice and bean mixture. (Microwaving the tortillas for 10-15 seconds helps with folding.) Fold top and bottom inward and fold the sides over. Lay seam side down in the prepared baking dish. (You may have some filling leftover.)
Repeat until all 6 tortillas are filled and top with 1 cup chili gravy and 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
Cover the dish with foil at bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes. Serve with extra sour cream and salsa, if desired
makes 2 cups
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (Mexican oregano is preferred)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 cups chicken broth
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and continue stirring for 3 to 4 minutes, or until it makes a light brown roux.
Add all the dry ingredients and continue to cook for 1 minute, constantly stirring and blending ingredients. Add chicken broth or water, mixing and stirring until the sauce thickens.
Turn heat to low and let sauce simmer for 15 minutes. If desired, add water to adjust the thickness.