Weeknight Dinners

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

8 servings


1 hour

total time


1 lb. sweet potato ($1.17)

1 poblano pepper ($0.75)

2 cloves garlic ($0.16)

2 Tbsp vegetable oil ($0.08)

3 links 3/4 lb. chorizo ($3.00) (use soyrizo or seasoned black beans)

8 7-inch tortillas ($1.26)

1 batch homemade enchilada sauce* ($0.80)

1 ½ cups shredded cheese ($1.50)

3-4 green onions, sliced ($0.21)


Peel the sweet potato and cut it into small cubes (about 1/4-inch). Remove the stem and seeds from the poblano and also dice into 1/4-inch pieces. Mince the garlic.

In a large skillet, sauté the sweet potato, poblano, and garlic in vegetable oil over medium heat until they begin to soften (about 5-7 minutes). Squeeze the chorizo out of it’s casing into the skillet. Continue to sauté over medium heat, breaking up the chorizo into pieces as you stir, until the chorizo is cooked through (5-7 minutes more).

Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick spray and preheat the oven to 375ºF. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the chorizo sweet potato filling into each tortilla, then roll into a cigar shape. Place the filled and rolled tortillas in the baking dish, seam side down. They should fill the dish and fit tightly against each other to prevent unrolling.

Pour the enchilada sauce over the the rolled tortillas and top with shredded cheese. Bake in the oven until the edges begin to bubble (about 20-25 minutes). Top with sliced green onions after baking. Serve hot.


serve with chipotle-lime roasted cauli


Serving Size

1 enchilada


475.14 kcal

Total Fat

27.99 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





1258.53 mg

Total Carbohydrate

38.3 g

Dietary Fiber

4.38 g

Total Sugars



16.93 g

8 servings


1 hour

total time
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