I’ve long been a fan of Old El Paso products, having used their kits in the past many times and I love their enchilada sauce so when I was approached to take part in a recipe challenge I couldn’t refuse.
The idea behind the challenge was to try out some of the products from their range of separates (sauces, tortillas, condiments, spice mixes etc) rather than the kits. I was able to chose from a selection of of recipes and was provided with all the Old El Paso ingredients.
I decided to go for the veggie option of Sweet Potato and Chilli Enchiladas. Not because I am a veggie (I am clearly not!) but because I am having a major love affair with sweet potatoes at the moment and also because I can’t resist an enchilada when it’s on offer! I was very interested to see how this would turn out having never used sweet potatoes in enchiladas before, or any other Tex-Mex dish actually!
Here’s the recipe I tried;
and here’s how they turned out
Not too shabby huh?
I possibly used more cheese than the recipe states, but well, you know me and cheese.
They turned out really well, I was super pleased with them and they were SO spicy which is just how I like my Tex-Mex. Mr M wasn’t as keen as me because he’s a man and must eat meat, he also had texture issues because they are so smooth and mushy so I’d probably add some kidney beans or maybe cooked chicken in future to keep him happy but they are definitely a keeper!
I will just take a moment to discuss refried beans though. This was the first time I have used them and was I foolish to think they would actually look like beans?
Totally not what I would have expected!
We really enjoyed trying out these products and also eating the enchiladas, ha! I’ve also just discovered the great selection of recipes available on the Old El Paso website so do make sure you take a look – I’m going to be trying a few more for sure!
Thanks to Old El Paso for supplying the ingredients and inviting me to take part in this challenge.