Absolutely delicious Wrapped-Up Chile Rellenos from the Vegan Burgers and Burritos Cookbook! So hearty, delicious and full of amazing plant-based ingredients!
I'm beyond excited to share today's recipe and post! This recipe, Wrapped-Up Chile Rellenos, comes from my good friend and blogger pal, Sophia DeSantis and her new cookbook, Vegan Burgers and Burritos. Yes, an entire book on burgers and burritos, what more in the world could we all possibly want?? Sophia is the creator of the blog, Veggies Don't Bite. I first met Sophia a few years back through Instagram of all places. We connected immediately because we seemed to have similar taste in food, a love for creativity (hello Mexican and Sweets!) and I loved her hilarious personality. Sophia is very talented, creative and a wonderful mother. I'm so proud of her and excited that she put out such a phenomenal book.
Book cover photo by Sophia DeSantis.
Sophia also did the whole book oil-free, which I absolutely love since you all know my own recipes I write are oil-free on this blog. So, no need to adapt anything, it's already done! So, basically, all her fry recipes and Crispy Zucchini Chips (page 175) are all oil-free.
Sophia has broken the chapters in the book into Burgers, Burritos, Sauces and Sides. You will be salivating as you flip each page. Every single recipe is beautiful, bright and perfectly photographed, as well as being colorful. Each one is mouth-watering.
The whole book includes 27 burgers, 26 burritos, 19 sauces and 4 sides. Every recipe is:
- oil-free (she gives options to use broth or water on any recipe or the option to use a small amount of oil, but is absolutely not necessary)
- made with whole food ingredients
Other amazing things included in the book are tips on how to make the recipes for children in easier ways that kids like to or prefer to eat their food. Also, she has tips on how to fold the perfect burritos, with photos. I personally sucked at folding a burrito before this book, haha.
Now, let's talk about these burritos. These were AMAZING. I'm so serious. So good I kept messaging her about them, lol. Serious party in my mouth. I also love spicy food and these are definitely spicy because a whole roasted poblano pepper is inside each burrito. There is this delicious white sauce that Sophia created called "Cream Sauce for the Soul" (page 159) which goes inside and on top of the burrito. I'm sharing that recipe below as well with Sophia's permission.
I also made her World's Best Roasted Salsa which you can find in her book on page 132 after you buy it, because you all should buy this book and you know that you want it! The salsa was delicious and spicy and the perfect topping for these burritos.
I personally think chips and salsa are a meal on their own, that's acceptable right?
But let's go with the full shabang. These chile rellenos are also topped with fresh green onions and cilantro and lots of sauce. Divine.
In case you are wondering, The Vegan Burgers and Burritos Cookbook has pretty much any and every type of burger flavor you can think of and a ton of burritos to pick from. Buffalo Wing Sliders, Crabless Cake Burger, The Low-Carb Portobello, Sweet Potato Enchilada Burger, Fajita Your Burger, Cauliflower "Fish" Burger, just to name a few.
She also has a chapter on sauces to go with all of the burgers and burritos. All-American Special Sauce, Ultimate Onion Dip, Tartar Sauce Extreme, Healthy Vegan Mayo, Yiayia's Authentic Tzatziki and so many more.
She even has a few desserts in the book. Mind-Blowing Chocolate Sauce, Fully Loaded "Fried" Banana Split, S'more Burgers, The Ultimate Mexican Churro, to name a few. I personally have made the churros and they are incredible!
Recipes I've made from the book so far and all were so delicious.
Crabless Cake Burger (page 60)
Tartar Sauce Extreme (page 139)
Low-Fat Creamy Curry Sauce (page 136)
Wrapped-Up Chile Rellenos (page 118)
World's Best Roasted Salsa (page 132)
Cream Sauce for the Soul (page 159)
Skinny Peanut Sauce (page 143)
The Ultimate Mexican Churro (page 125)
Now, I know it's hard, but you cannot eat this photo.
We all needed an inside shot of these amazing burritos. The taco meat is so amazing, an awesome texture and full of flavor. It will be a regular that I make from now on. These burritos are very spicy because of the poblano peppers inside them, which I loved. Just keep that in mind if you are sensitive to heat. The taco meat could be used for just tacos or plain burritos or even to dip chips in. I can see many uses for it and the taco meat itself is not spicy.
I hope you all love these Wrapped-Up Chile Rellenos as much as I did! They are a recipe to break out and impress the guests to show them just how much vegans know how to put out a good, hearty meal. We don't just live on salads!
To order Sophia's book, Vegan Burgers and Burritos, order here!
Printed with permission from Sophia DeSantis and Page Street Publishing Co. Don't forge to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of her amazing book, but I personally don't recommend waiting before ordering it because this would make a great gift as well!
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