Things That Make Me Laugh #5

Let me start by saying that this recipe sounds rather good.  However, I’ve been laughing about it for days.

You earn Extra Brownie Points if you can figure out why this is so funny (at least to me).   Hint: there are no strange grammatical errors or typos.



Avocado and Bean Enchiladas


These enchiladas make for a perfect meal for the family or a small dinner party. This recipe is from Vegetariana by Nava Atlas.

Serves: 4, generously

  • 4 cups cooked or canned pinto or
    black beans (about 1½ to 1 2/3 cups raw)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-ounce can mild or hot green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 15- to 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1 large ripe avocado, finely diced
  • 1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • Grated cheddar-style vegan cheese
  • Vegan sour cream, optional

Coarsely mash the beans and set them aside.

Heat a medium-sized skillet. Toast each tortilla over medium heat on both sides until crisp.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the bell pepper and garlic and sauté over medium heat until tender but not browned. Add the beans, chilies, seasonings, and crushed tomatoes, and stir well. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Assemble the enchiladas as follows: Place a bit of shredded lettuce on each tortilla, followed by the bean mixture, then some diced avocado and tomato. Top with a sprinkling of grated cheese, and, if desired, a small dollop of sour cream. To eat, pick up the whole thing and eat out of hand, , or cut small pieces off with a knife and fork.

7 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Laugh #5

  1. It must be the eating directions. The small, dainty pieces with the eating utensils sent you over the edge.

    As ryoko pointed out, vegan and dairy are contradictory to me.

    1. Yeah, the whole fork and knife thing was chuckle-worthy… and cringe worthy, but that’s not quite it…

      and, vegan and dairy are contradictory, but there are vegan “dairy” items… made from soy.

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