Enchiladas Poblano and Spanish Rice Cakes

Enchiladas Poblano and Spanish Rice Cakes

Enchiladas Poblano with Spanish Rice Cakes

Ingredients

  • Enchiladas Poblano with Spanish Rice Cakes
  • As I was writing my holiday letter yesterday, I was either laughing or crying.  The year 2013 was anything but typical.  As I reminisced over the past twelve months, I realized it was quite a roller coaster of events.
  • A year of changes, nail-biting moments, some tears, lots of laughter, because laughter is the best medicine, moments of gratitude, a few panic attacks, and grand adventure. Phew! Yep, all in one year.
  • Without spewing all my emotions here, I’ll just tell you I am so thankful my Bennett Crew is happy and healthy.  In 2013, my oldest gal fought medical hurdles with courage and fierce determination.  She’s my hero.
  • On the list of events was an extensive house remodel, which caused me to re-think my love of DIY projects.   I know some of you can identify.  Home remodeling can take a toll and make you want to hire the big bad wolf to blow your house down.
  • A new state, new town, new home… and then a most delicious surprise.  A trip to Italy.  A glorious two weeks that fed my soul and inspired my heart. New and cherished friendships formed and adventure I’ll always remember.  I came back with a renewed love of Italian cuisine and culture, and my recipe developing wheels turning.
  • In reflection, I’m most grateful for my friends and family, who, as always, gave an abundance of loving support.  Life can be a roller coaster of events, but with friends and family like mine, it makes the curve ball coming at me a little easier to dodge.
  • In honor of this beautiful new year I thought I’d start off with something spicy, flavorful and festive.  These Enchiladas Poblano and Spanish Rice Cake are pure deliciousness and a perfect way to begin this new year.
  • I wish you all good health, true joy, lots and lots of laughter, much success in whatever you strive to do, and the love of friends and family.
  • Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,
  • Happy New Year!
  • Karista
  • Enchiladas Poblano with Spanish Rice Cakes
  • Ingredients
  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 1lb ground Spanish chorizo (Spanish chorizo is gaining popularity and you can typically find it in most markets next to the other ground meats)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • Handful cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • ¼-1/3 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups Red Enchilada Sauce (I love Chef Rick Bayless Frontera Brand of Enchilada sauces. If you can’t find them, I also use Hatch branch red enchilada sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack or mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced limes
  • Sliced Avocado (optional)
  • Spanish Rice Cakes (recipe below)
Read the whole recipe on Karista's Kitchen