Posted by Meredith on Jun - 16 - 2016 Meal: Cuisine:
  • 8 oz Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Tamed Jalapeno Peppers, drained and chopped into small pieces
  • 16 oz Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers, drained and chopped into small pieces
  • 6 flour or flour/corn mixed tortillas, medium to large size
  • 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (14 oz), drained and rinsed well
  • 1 red onion, medium, diced
  • 16 oz tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • 4 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (fresh squeezed)
Cuisine: Ready in: 120 mins Serving: 3-6 people

Let me tell you, everyone loves that amazing taste of the grill during a summer BBQ. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a fresh-grilled bell pepper that exudes flavor from summer grilling? However, during the Texas summer, it is scorching hot outside, and although that’s how I like my food to taste, filled with flavor and spice, it’s unbearable to stand outdoor grilling. That’s one of the many reasons why I love using Mezzetta Peppers – they taste like they just came fresh off the grill, bursting with that ‘summer grilling’ flavor and cooked to perfection – but I don’t have to stand out in the Texas heat! Mezzetta has 5 delicious varieties of peppers that are scrumptious to eat, and I wanted to experiment with not just 1, but 2 of their flavorful peppers in my recipe for Spicy Summer Enchiladas with Mezzetta Peppers.

Mezzetta Prep

Being born and raised in the great state of Texas, you could say that we love our Mexican food. I pretty much eat Mexican food all the time. Today’s recipe for Spicy Summer Enchiladas with Mezzetta Peppers fulfills that amazing, Mexican flavorful recipe with the perfect spicy and grilled peppers that are right out of the Mezzetta Pepper jars. It just like you are doing some summer grilling, but you just pop open the jar, and voilà! They are the whole enchilada…pun intended. Did you know:

Mezzetta Peppers are the #1 jarred peppers in the U.S. Yes, let that soak in…you heard that right…number 1, or should I say numero uno! That’s because they harvest their peppers at the peak of ripeness. Their peppers come from local farmers from around the world and Mezzetta brings the delicious flavors to life with their proprietary brines. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I’m ready for that summer grilling and summer BBQ flavor!

Enchilada Toppings

We are kickin’ up the spicy summer heat with our Spicy Summer Enchiladas with Mezzetta Peppers!

Make the Enchilada Sauce First:

  1. In a medium pot, heat 3 Tbsp oil on medium. Add the flour and stir until it’s thin.
  2. Add in 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder,  2 tsp cumin, 3 Tbsp chili powder, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and mix until it is all combined. Continue cooking for a few minutes. At this point, you want to be able to smell the sauce.
  3. Add in the tomato paste and the vegetable broth and stir until it is smooth.
  4. Bring the sauce up to a simmer and cook over low/medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in 1/2 tsp salt. Once the sauce has thickened, it is complete.

Enchilada Sauce

Now, for the enchiladas!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the sweet potato. Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until they are soft. You can always check this by sticking a fork or a toothpick in it. Once they are soft, drain them and set aside in a bowl. Onion and Garlic
  3. In a big skillet, mix together the 3 cloves of minced garlic, diced onion, and 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp of olive oil. Let it saute for approximately 4 minutes on medium heat just until the onions are soft and translucent.
  4. Once the onions are translucent, add the Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, spinach, black beans, sweet potato, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the spinach becomes wilted on medium to high heat. This will take approximately 4 minutes. Mezzetta Peppers
  5. Once the spinach is wilted, add in the lime juice, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 2 1/2 cups of the enchilada sauce. Enchilada Filling
  6. Lightly oil a large baking dish (rectangular works the best).
  7. Spread 3/4 of a cup of the sauce evenly on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Then spoon the filling into each tortilla, rolling it and putting it in the pan as you go one by one. Flour or flour/corn mixed tortillas seem to hold up the best with this recipe.
  9. Once all rolled tortillas are in the dish, spread the enchilada sauce on top of all the tortillas. You can set some sauce aside if you like to have sauce for dipping.
  10. Bake for approximately 23 minutes uncovered. The timing will vary between 20 to 25 minutes depending on your oven.
  11. Top with avocado, green onion, or any other topping you’d like and serve.

Mezzetta Enchiladas

Mezzetta Pepper Enchiladas

This recipe sure does bring the summer heat so it’s nice to add avocado on top to cut down the heat a little bit.

Mezzetta is having a Bold, Bright Summer Giveaway that matches just how bold and flavorful their peppers are! Below is a list of the 11 prizes which include Weber grills and entertaining items! You don’t want to miss out! You can enter the Mezzetta Bold, Bright Summer Giveaway here!

  • Grand Prize (1): Weber® Spirit® E-310™ gas grill (ARV $499.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)
  • Runner-ups (10): Weber® ORIGINAL KETTLE® 18” charcoal grill (ARV $79.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)

Mezzetta Giveaway

Please let us know what you think about our recipe for Spicy Summer Enchiladas with Mezzetta Peppers!

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31 Responses so far.

  1. Sheri Ann Richerson says:

    I’m not much into Mexican food but I know people who are. This does look like a better recipe than just buying them premade. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Carol Cassara says:

    I am making lunch for a friend who loves spice! I definitely am checking this out with my pantry to see if I can do it with what’s on hand.

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Carol,
      I would highly suggest that if you don’t already have the Mezzetta peppers in your pantry, just pick those up at the store because they make all the difference! I hope you enjoy and let us know how it goes!

  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    It looks great, perfect for dinner! Enchiladas are so easy to make because you just throw everything together and that’s it. It’s really convenient.

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      We love enchiladas! Using the Mezzetta peppers really did make it so much easier, too! Let us know if you try out our recipe.

  4. Nicole Escat says:

    I love Enchiladas recipes, one of my grandma’s greatest recipe is Mango Enchilada. I will share this to her.

  5. Rachel Mouton says:

    This looks amazing! We love Mexican food around our house. I’m going to have to give these enchiladas a try :)

  6. Kathy Kenny Ngo says:

    I like Mexican food but I am not sure that I would like this haha. It looks really different. I would give it a try though just for the sake of trying it out.

  7. Dina Demarest says:

    that is a beautiful meal. My kids and I would love that for dinner this week!

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Dina,

      Thank you so much! Please let us know what you and your kids think about the recipe if you give it a try!

  8. mary says:

    I love making enchiladas and yours looks so flavorful with all the vibrant colors!

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh my goodness yes please – this sounds like a spicy yet delicious summer time meal idea! x

    • Meredith says:

      Love the response, Sarah! They are as delicious as they sound! Let us know what you think of them if you give our recipe a shot!

  10. Elizabeth Gilbert says:

    Oh this sounds amazing except for one thing… the beans. I am just not a fan of beans I never have been. It’s the texture! They are…unique aren’t they? If I could find something to replace the beans with I would make this in a heartbeat!

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      It’s funny you said that! I used to not like beans myself, and I’ve grown to enjoy them. You definitely have to get used to the texture though! You can replace the beans with almost anything – spinach, zucchini – any green vegetable will provide protein for you! Let us know if you try it out :)

  11. Rosey says:

    Great taste without standing in the heat? I can dig it. :)

  12. Kiana Abram says:

    Being from Southern California, I pretty much grew up on Mexican food and could pretty much eat it everyday! Enchiladas are definitely one of my favorites and I love this summer take.

  13. Bismah says:

    These are some really great giveaways. I have never had enchiladas before however the different recipes I have seen always look so tasty. I am just not sure if I can handle the spices.

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Bismah,

      Aren’t the giveaways awesome?! We think so! For the recipe, you can use less of the cayenne pepper and/or jalapeños to reduce the spice level.

  14. Dawn gibson-thigpen says:

    mexican food is one of my favsss. give me anything with cheese and sauce and i am totally there

  15. Marielle Altenor says:

    In all my 30+ years, I’ve never had enchiladas! I’m tempted to try this recipe! Looks so good!

  16. Hosting says:

    Chicken Pesto Panini with sliced chicken, mozzarella cheese, Mezzetta Everything Spread and a creamy pesto mayo.

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