Friday, February 10, 2012

Tempeh Mushroom Enchiladas

My daughter loves creamy white chicken enchiladas.  So I invented something that tasted creamy and meaty without the meat of course.  I have to say they came out really well.  She really liked them as did everyone in the family.

White Enchiladas Recipe

Homemade Cream of Mushroom  (you can make the cream without the mushrooms)
1 onion, chopped
1 pkg. Tempeh
1/2 T chili powder
1/3 cup salsa
10 corn tortillas (can use any kind)
1 small pkg. mushrooms

Prepare the tempeh by simmering in 2 1/2 cups water with 1/2 cup soy sauce for 20 minutes.

Homemade cream of mushroom
3 T butter or oil
3 T cornstarch or flour
1/4 T salt
1 1/4 cup soymilk, broth, or stock (I used plain soymilk)
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
2 T chopped onion
1 8oz. cube of cream cheese (or cheese of choice)

Melt butter or oil in saucepan. Cook mushroom and onion. Stir in flour and seasonings. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Add liquid slowly, stirring with wire whisk to prevent lumps. Cook until thick. Makes 1 cup or 1 can of condensed soup.  It was too thick so I added about 1 cup of the soy sauce water from the tempeh. I also added 1/2 cup of medium salsa and cream cheese to the cream of mushroom.  My daughter said it was pink sauce not white.

In a pan I sauteed the rest of the onion and the rest of the mushrooms in 1T oil. Then with a fork I mashed the tempeh and mixed it all together. I also added the chili powder here.  It was a little spicy for my kids, I would reduce the amount of chili powder next time. Then I poured about 1 cup of the soy sauce water into the bottom of my 9x13 pan.  I rolled the tempeh mixture into the tortillas, placed them in the pan seam side down, then poured the white sauce over the top, and topped with sliced black olives.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Top with avocado slices.  Everything is better with avocado on it! Well, almost everything. :)

The kids actually ate it and liked it.  They couldn't even tell there was mushrooms in it.  Nolan who complains about everything ate every single bite. Progress? Maybe, just maybe I am making some progress. Steve had a cold and he couldn't really taste much.

1 comment:

  1. Oh those look and sound good. We are meat fans here but this would be a fun switch up