Asparagus Enchiladas Recipe
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Asparagus Enchiladas Recipe

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I adapted this recipe, which won the 1988 grand prize at the asparagus festival cook-off in Lodi, Calif. It has become a real family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 dozen flour tortillas (8 inches each)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup green taco sauce
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 526 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 797 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Soften tortillas in the hot oil 30 seconds per side. Drain on paper towel; cool.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour. Whisk in chicken broth, cook and stir until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream and taco sauce. Keep warm but do not boil. Divide the chicken, 2-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese and all but 2 tablespoons of the onions over the 12 tortillas. Arrange asparagus over filling with the tips extending beyond the tortillas. Top each with 2 tablespoons sauce. Roll up and arrange, seam side down, in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with reserved sauce and the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese and return to the oven just until melted. Garnish with olives and reserved onions. Serve with additional green taco sauce. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Enchiladas in Country Extra March 1991, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 526 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 797 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 29, 2014

FANTASTIC! I used green enchilada sauce instead of green salsa because that is what I had on hand. This dish was delicious! I plan to make it again, but I think I will cut the asparagus into bite size pieces and mix them in instead of laying them over the chicken mixture. It will make it easier to serve.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

Very good and easy. What i did cooked the chicken early in the day and the things needed to be cooked. And cleaned the Asparagus. Then laid them all on the counter and went from thee. Only took me about 20 minutes.

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

I didn't manage to follow the recipe exactly, because I was trying to halve it and wound up using more cheese than it called for. I also substitued enchilada sauce for the green taco sauce. It still turned out absolutely delicious, and as my friend said it's going on the "keep and make again" list.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

Very Good very easy to make. Wondering Why it took 1-1/2 hours to make.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

Really good! Took me an 1 1/2 hours to make but worth the time. My friends and husband seemed to enjoy as well. Im always on the lookout for different things and this fits that!

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