Fishmama at Lifeasmom.com is hosting her weekly recipe swap and with Labor Day weekend upon us, she's focusing on recipes you can use to feed a crowd.
One of my favorite crowd recipes is for Weight Watchers Easy Enchiladas, but I usually don't make them into enchiladas for a crowd! I just cook what would be the filling of the enchiladas and then let people put it on tortillas or chips, whatever their stomachs desire. This can easily serve 8 -10 people depending on how big their appetites are.
Here's how to make this Weight Watchers Easy Enchiladas filling!
2 teaspooons of oil (I only keep Olive Oil at my house for cooking)
1/2 pound hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped (whatever color suits your taste buds)
6 scallions, sliced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the sausage, bell pepper and scallions, stirring frequently to break up the sausage, until browned. Add the chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, beans, chickpeas and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
When it comes time to eat, I usually have the stove on low and leave the pot with the filling there and let people serve themselves. Have various types of tortillas available along with whatever condiments (cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc.) that you think your guests would like on their 'enchiladas.'
Everyone I've ever served this to has absolutely loved it! It's a healthy alternative to the typical beef or chicken 'taco.'