Vegetarian Enchilada Freezer Meal

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Having a couple vegetarian meals that you love handy is so important! This vegetarian enchilada freezer meal is a great one because it is fresh and full of flavor!

Topping off this vegetarian enchilada bowl with your favorite taco toppings is the way to go! I love using tomatoes, avocado, red onion and peppers! Soo good and so colorful!

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Don’t forget we eat with all our senses.

Vegetarian enchiladas can also be delicious and you can use this as a traditional filling if desired! Basically itsd a super customizable dish!

Try this vegetarian enchiladas recipe with spinach or kale! You could even top it off with cheese, cojita goes really well with mexican dishes.

There is a bit of a kick so if your kids or you do not like any heat then decrease the chili powder a bit, my kids tend to not like spoice so i usually omit sopice from recipes if they will eat it and add a little hot sauce or crushed red pepper flakes to my dish.

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Vegetarian Enchilada Freezer Meal

Vegetarian enchilada freezer meal with full fresh flavor! You will love this vegetarian enchilada filling idea with or without the tortillas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth (or broth of preference)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chilies
  • 14.5 oz cans black beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook on low 3 hours or high 2 hours.
  • Serve! Top with fresh veggies, avocado and your favorite taco toppings!

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in some warm water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 3 hours, 4-5 hours if frozen.
  • Serve! Top with fresh veggies, avocado and your favorite taco toppings!

Notes

  • May top with favorite taco toppings! (cheese, guacamole, salsa, etc…)
  • Make it pretty: Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.
     

This is a great article to outline some benefits of the vegetarian diet if you’re interested!

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I forgot to thaw my vegetarian enchilada freezer meal, now what?

No problem! This meal goes great straight into the slow cooker!

How do you freeze homemade enchiladas?

Homemade enchiladas can be tricky! Especially if you are using tortillas. In my experience they get soggy so try freezing the filling, cooked or uncooked depending on the recipe and then construct your enchiladas day of.

Do I freeze enchiladas before or after cooking

Freezing the enchilada filling for a vegetarian enchilada casserole is great to do before cooking so that nothing gets soggy or funky in texture.

Can you freeze bean enchiladas?

Vegetarian enchiladas come in so many different forms with bean enchiladas being the most common! I love freezing my vegetarian burrito filling and this bean enchilada bowl before cooking, comes out delicious!

How long should I cook frozen enchiladas?

This vegetarian freezer meals should be cooking for 4-5 hours in the slow cooker!


Is it ok to make enchiladas ahead of time?

YES! Its so great to do cooking ahead of time so that you can enjoy your family! Try looking up different vegetarian enchilada filling ideas to switch it up a bit.

How do i keep my enchiladas from getting soggy?

Its really hard to keep your enchiladas from getting soggy, try making this vegetarian enchilada bowl and top with tortillas instead if you want a good crunch!

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