Summer Vegetable Skillet Enchiladas

An Anaheim pepper is a mild variety of chili pepper. The name “Anaheim” derives from Emilio Ortega, a farmer who brought the seeds to the Anaheim, California, area in the early 1900s.

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Serves 4.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 medium yellow squash, chopped
1 seeded and minced chile peppers
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from about 2 medium ears corn)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 cups baby arugula
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, torn into pieces
1 (15 ounce) can red enchilada sauce (or homemade!)
about 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (or cheddar or a mexican blend!)
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
sliced avocado, for serving


Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. When hot, add in the onion and cook for about 2 minutes, until it starts to soften. Add in the garlic and chile pepper, and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add in the zucchini, squash, corn, salt, cumin and smoked paprika. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, until the veggies are all tender. Stir in the arugula and black beans, and cook until the arugula is wilted.

Sprinkle the tortilla pieces over the top. Pour in the enchilada sauce, then toss to combine. Sprinkle the top of the mixture with the cheese, then cover the pan with a lid. Decrease the heat to medium low and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and everything is nice and warm. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Garnish with the chopped cilantro and serve with sliced avocado!

Slightly adapted from