Vegetarian Enchilada Bake

I absolutely LOVE that I've inspired people to actually come here and TRY some of my personal recipes. My dear friend and loyal blog reader Alyson took my Enchilada Bake recipe and created a vegetarian version of it for her family...and they LOVED it!!

Now...Tam LOVES meat, but I might have to give this one some serious consideration! Thanks Aly!!


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon Mexican chili powder
1lb meat substitute (she used Quorn Meatless and Soy Free Grounds)
1 - 16 oz jar green salsa
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 small can mild green chiles
1 - 16 oz jar asada verde sauce
1 - 12 pack corn tortilla
12 oz shredded cheese (the Mexican blend)
4 minced green onion
1 bunch of cilantro
1 small can of sliced black olives



Since the vegetarian meat is already cooked the onions need to be sauteed first in the TBSP of olive oil. Heat dutch oven or heavy bottom skillet on medium-high heat. Add TBSP olive oil. Once hot, add onion and saute until translucent. Add 1/8 tsp of Mexican chili power and stir for about 1 minute.

Next add meat substitute to sauteed onions. Stir until well mixed. Then add green salsa and veggie broth, stirring constantly. Last, add small can of mild green chiles and continue to stir meat mixture. Once mixture is heat through and well mixed, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let mixture sit.

Pour asade verde into a large shallow bowl. Remove tortillas from pack and dip one at a time into asade verde mix. Be sure to coat well on both sides. I actually submerged each tortilla into the mix. Spoon about 1/4 cup asada verde mix onto bottom of baking dish. Layer 6 dipped tortillas on baking dish. Then spoon about 1/2 meat mixtures over tortillas.

Sprinkle half of cheese over meat mixture, then sprinkle green onions, cilantro and finish layer with black olives. Repeat layers until complete. If there is any remaining asada verde sauce pour it over the next layer of meat mixture and then follow with other ingredients. Finish layers.

**NOTE: I didn't post pictures because it looks identical to my original version, it's just made without REAL MEAT!

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