A cheesy enchilada recipe full of flavor which has become one of our favorites around the campfire. This vegetarian recipe can easily be made with your choice of meat as well. Best of all they are fantastic as a leftover.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- ½ red onion, sliced into thin half-moons
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 14 oz can enchilada sauce
- 2 cups cheese
- 1 cup cooked black beans
- 4-6 flour tortillas
- Garnish with cilantro, jalapano, and lime
- Prepare your coals or get your campfire going so that you'll have embers to cook with.
- Over medium heat, heat the oil in a Dutch oven. Add the peppers and onions, saute for a few minutes until they are soft and translucent. Add the garlic, cumin, and salt, and saute 30 seconds, until fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer the vegetables to a plate or bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of the Dutch oven.
- Build the enchiladas by adding the sauteed veggies down the middle of tortilla. Add a few spoonfuls of black beans and top with cheese. Roll the tortilla around the fillings, then place the enchilada, seam side down, into the Dutch oven. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. This recipe will make 4-6 enchiladas depending on the size of your Dutch oven.
- Cover the enchiladas with the remaining sauce and cheese. Place the lid on top.
- Return the Dutch oven to your campfire. Place it over indirect heat and stack 14-16 coals on the lid. Cook about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Serve topped with jalapenos, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime & enjoy.
How To Determine How Many Coals To Place On, And Under Your Dutch Oven:
The amount and placement of coals on and under your Dutch Oven is important. We often just use the coals from a fire which takes some practice as the heat produced from that is more difficult to measure. We recommend using charcoal briquettes for the most consistent results.
The perfect amount of briquettes is based on your Dutch Oven diameter. For example, if you are using a 10" Dutch Oven, you will need two coals per inch, or a total of 20. To figure out how many coals to place on and under you oven all you need to do is remember the number 2.
For the lid you'll want to place 2 more than the oven size on the lid and for underneath you'll want to place 2 less than the oven size. So for our 10" dutch oven we would place 12 on the lid and 8 on the bottom. For a 12" dutch oven you would place 14 on the lid and 10 on the bottom. This works out to about a 350 degree oven which is just right for most recipes.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 450Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 40mgSodium 1783mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 18g
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