My cooking doppleganger lives in Arizona, and her name is Gwen! She is the woman behind the Simply Healthy Family, blog She likes to cook with whole, healthy foods. She’s got four kids and a great passion for her pressure cooker. I’m so glad she chose to share one of her many, delicious, healthy, pressure cooking recipes with a definite South Western Flare!

In Gwen’s words:

My simple enchiladas verdes recipe. Oh, the Santa Fe style comes in because of the thicker, moist corn tortillas which are stacked and also the smoked Poblano peppers. Enjoy.

Gwen’s Pressure Cooker Santa Fe Style Enchiladas Verdes
3 Poblano Peppers
10 Tomatillo’s
1/4 cup white onion, finely minced
1/4 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 tsp salt
2 zucchini, thinly sliced
handful of mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup Jack Cheese, shredded
1 cup cornEasy Home Made Corn Tortillas ~ recipe here

Place Poblano peppers on a broiler sheet and put in oven, 3 inches from top broiler. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turn with tongs, cook another 8-10 minutes till very charred. Remove from oven, put in a paper or plastic bag, roll closed and let skins steam off, at least10 minutes. Remove from bag, set aside until cool enough to handle. Pinch off stems, smush out seeds, peel off skins. Don’t worry about getting every last bit.

Husk and wash tomatillos under warm water to remove natural sticky film. Pat dry and place on broiler pan. Preheat broiler and put tomatillos on the middle rack. Cook for 10-12 minutes till browned. Remove, set aside in a bowl. Some recipes I’ve seen say to remove peels. I seriously don’t see how that’s possible. I don’t bother. Throw tomatillos, 1 cup roasted poblano, cilantro and salt in a food processor or blender and pulse till smooth. Save the rest of the poblano’s for layering into enchiladas.

In the bottom of a glass dish meant for pressure cookers (or casserole dish if baking) Spread a bit of Salsa Verde (tomatillo). Layer tortillas, then zucchini, mushrooms and chopped poblanos. Sprinkle with cheese, drizzle more salsa verde. Again, tortillas, veggies, cheese, salsa. Top with tortillas, salsa and then more cheese.

Place trivet in bottom of pressure cooker if using, and add 1 cup water.

Fold a piece of foil long enough to use as a handle to help remove casserole dish when done.

Cover casserole dish with foil, fold foil handle over top. Lock lid onto pressure cooker. Over high heat bring pressure to 2nd red ring. Lower heat, stabilize at 2nd red ring. Cook 8 minutes.

All Photos courtesy of Gwen from Simply Healthy Family blog.

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  1. How exciting! Thank you so much for posting my recipe on your lovely site!

  2. Your food looks amazing!!!! I love my pressure cooker!!!

  3. Love this recipe! Will definitely be trying this and many more….loving my pressure cookers!

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