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Black Bean and Garnet Yam Enchiladas with Heirloom Salsa and Dairy-free Nacho Cheese

Black Bean and Garnet Yam Enchiladas with Heirloom Salsa and Dairy-free Nacho Cheese

Chef Mary Lawrence

Well on Wheels, Windsor, CT


  • 2 large garnet yams, diced and roasted in oven until soft
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped fine
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted and diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • black pepper
  • fresh cilantro
  • 6-8 tortillas
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup vanilla rice milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Earth Balance non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1/2 diced red pepper
  • 1 large heirloom tomato that has been oven roasted diced
  • 2 medium sized heirloom yellow tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


Enchiladas: In a medium pan, sauté onion, pepper and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in cumin, red pepper flakes, tomato and black beans and cook until tomato softens. Remove from heat and stir in yams, pepper and cilantro and lightly mash with the back of the spoon. Spread the filling in the center of each tortilla and roll them up.

Pour a thin layer of salsa in a medium baking dish. Place enchiladas in dish, top with salsa, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Serve with nacho cheese sauce and fresh cilantro.

Nachos: In a small sauce pan, whisk together nutritional yeast, flour, paprika, salt, garlic and rice milk over medium heat. Stir until sauce thickens, then add red pepper and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in margarine. Serve with corn chips or on top of enchiladas.

Heirloom Salsa: Blend all ingredients well.