Leading The Good Life
29Mar/110

BBQ Chik’n Enchiladas

I had the urge to cook something new for Kate. Something unexpected that she would be really excited about. Unfortunately (for her) I do not cook meat. But I'm pretty good at vegetarian-izing just about anything. And ooey gooey enchiladas I can do!

I remembered seeing a post featuring Barbecue Chicken Enchiladas from Jessica the other day. It's not something I've attempted before and seemed like something we would enjoy. And with just a couple of tweaks, I had myself a veggie version.

BBQ Chik'n Enchiladas

(slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is)

(makes 8 enchiladas)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 med onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pkg chik'n cutlets (about 10 oz total; I used Quorn brand)
  • 3c enchilada sauce (apprx)
  • 1/2 c BBQ sauce (apprx)
  • 1 Tbs BBQ seasoning (a mix of cayenne, salt, pepper, and smoke flavoring)
  • 2 c shredded cheese, divided (I used a cheddar jack blend)
  • 8 large tortillas

Directions:

  • Preheat over to 375F.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, low and slow, until caramelized. (I like mine really soft & with lots of color, so this takes about 20 minutes.)

before

after

  • Meanwhile, cook chik'n cutlets according to package directions. Once cooked, shred into bite-sized pieces.

pretty convincing, huh?

  • Thoroughly mix enchilada sauce & BBQ sauce. Taste and adjust, if needed.
  • When onions are caramelized, add chik'n and BBQ seasoning to pan. Stir to combine.

  • Add 1/2 c enchilada/BBQ sauce mixture and 1 c shredded cheese to pan. Stir to thoroughly combine and remove from heat.
  • Spread 1/2 c enchilada/BBQ sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Divide filling into 8 servings (about 1/4 c each). One at a time, place filling into each of the 8 tortillas, roll, and place, seam side down, into baking dish.

  • Top with remaining enchilada/BBQ sauce mixture. Spread to cover then top with the remaining 1 c shredded cheese.

  • Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes.

This smelled soooooo good! We were both very eager to dig in...and very happy once we did.

Cheesy, bubbly, goodness. Sweet and spicy!

I served them with cool and creamy coleslaw. A perfect accompaniment, I'd say!

I think this is one for my brother, Mike. :)

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