Monday, September 19, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: Vegchiladas

Another entry into the Secret Recipe Club begins. At the beginning of each month you are assigned a blog to browse through and recreate a recipe. I had the wonderful pleasure of exploring Eilonway's  blog, "My Emu is Emo."  The blog is a combination of her love of cooking and music.  Not only did I get to view fabulous sounding recipes but I was also challenged to expand my horizons with new musical sounds.  At first I was reading all her fun posts without even thinking about finding a recipe!  I have to admit that I am a huge lover of music and have quite the eclectic collection of my own.  After reading my fill, I went back through her blog and focused in on choosing a recipe.  It just so happened that my mom, who lives with us, has been craving nachos and so I zeroed in on her post for " Vegchiladas get earthy, spicy and complex."  As luck would have it, we had all the ingredients on hand.  It was very good and a nice alternative to having meat on your nachos.

Vegchiladas (click on the link for her versions)
2 yams
1/2 an onion
1 can beans (I used S&W Pinquito beans with onions, peppers, cumin and garlic)
tortilla chips
cojito cheese
salsa  (I used my own canned version)
sour cream

Clean and  dice your yams.  I halved my yams diagonally then cut into half again. I then cut into 1/4 inch chunks. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees F., until tender. It me about 1/2 an hour for yams to get tender.
Dice onion and place into warmed medium skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Drain beans and add to cooked onion.
Layer chips with yams
Top with bean and onion mixture.  Add cheese layer.  Repeat.
Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.


  1. Yams sound so good in an enchilada. What a great recipe!!

  2. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  3. Glad you enjoyed the music, too! You make these look so good that now I want to make them again.

  4. Very interesting sounding recipe, great SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. This sounds like a fantastic recipe - I've been eating many more vegetables lately.

    I'm new to the SRC this month. I hope you'll stop by and pay me a visit.


  6. That is a great looking nacho-type topping. I'd never considered sweet potatoes but it would compliment the corn chips!

  7. What a healthy twist on enchiladas. So nice to be in SRC with you :)

    Check out my SRC post for Molten Lava Cakes if you like!

  8. Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many great new recipes to try!

  9. I love using up ingredients I have on hand! :-0)
    And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

    Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie