Corn tortillas filled with ground beef and corn then smothered in a vibrant, green spinach sauce and baked until hot and bubbly. The filling is mildly spiced so as not to detract from the clean, sharp taste of the sauce, the true star of the show.
The filling is made by browning ground beef (substitute ground turkey, chicken, beans or tofu) with onion, corn, diced tomato and green chiles then mixing in extra sharp cheddar cheese. The glorious green sauce is a cinch to make by pureeing fresh spinach, green chilies, scallions, chicken broth and sour cream together in a blender.
The chewy tortillas and cheese with the lovely creaminess of the sauce and the soft, hearty filling round out the textures so your mouth will never be bored. Corn adds a natural sweetness that is deliciously balanced with the mild heat of the green chiles and the fresh flavor of the spinach.
January can feel never-ending; like the longest, darkest month of the year; the brightness of this dish will bring a little bit of early spring to your heart and erase the winter doldrums.