Pumpkin Enchiladas

Before we get to the deliciousness that is these pumpkin enchiladas, I have to tell you about this.  We went to a local farm last weekend to pick out our pumpkins.  Scuffling through dusty fields of dried out pumpkin plants, the pumpkins sitting, shining, like colorful gems dotting the earth, me and the hubs were having a deep discussion about which is the perfect pumpkin tall or round… when all of a sudden we heard horns blaring, like those huge semi-truck horns.  Then we heard a bang and something shot hundreds of feet into the air, soaring out over the farm and disappearing into the distance.  The farm had a Punkin Chunkin!

What the heck is that?

It’s basically a canon type thing that shoots pumpkins reeeeeaaaallly far.

Pumpkins flying through the air…

Nope that’s not a bug on your screen, it’s really the pumpkin!  It was surprisingly really exciting to watch.  (PS. it’s hard to tell in the photo but the fields of sunflowers were gorgeous!)  Discovery channel even does a special event/show for it every year, I think this year’s is Nov 2-4.  It’s a pretty big deal apparently.  My mind has been blown haha, can you tell?

Okay, oh yea, pumpkin enchiladas.

I took the time to roast a pie pumpkin for the first time ever.

Worth it.

It was nice to just pop it in the oven and go do something else for an hour and my house smelled pretty amazing afterwards.  Along with the roasted pumpkin, I added corn and black beans to replace the usual super cheese filling.  Much healthier for you.  Mix in some classic mexican flavors, smother with enchilada sauce and a little bit of cheese, you’re done!  It got the man seal of approval, my guy was happily full and didn’t miss the meat.

Today I’m guest posting for the fabulous Steph’s Bite by Bite so Click on over for the recipe!

Recipe Here.

(Shared on Michelle’s Tasty Creations)


  1. says

    Niiiice! That’s exactly what I said out loud when I saw your post title and picture. I’ve only roasted pumpkins for pumpkin cheesecake and other baked not-so-great-for-you recipes. I’ve been meaning to do a savory pumpkin dish, so your pizza recipe and these enchiladas have inspired me to do so! Your enchiladas look fab and I know how hard it can be to please a dude with a veggie only dish, so nice work!

    I about DIED when I saw the little bitty pumpkin in the air. I hope one day I will see a cannon shooting off a pumpkin into the distance. And gorgeous farm! You guys have some pretty scenery over there!

  2. says

    I have a friend who makes this crazy casserole dish with pumpkin and black beans….reminds me of these enchiladas! I bet they are fabulous!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. says

    Looks fabulous! The fresh pumpkins here sell out and are only sent over for carving so I’ll have to experiment to see if canned puree will be tasty too. I’m super jealous you got to see a punkin chunkin in person! I’ve only seen one on the show The Little People before the shut it down, but it looked like great fun!!

  4. says

    My hubby would so love the pumpkin launcher! We’ve done the mini ones at the pumpkin patch before but never something this big. These enchiladas sound delicious. I’ve yet to roast my own pumpkin but I think I will this year. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  5. says

    I always end up watching that show on discovery channel every year where they have the pumpkin chunkin contest. Though I can say I never seen it in person. The pumpkin enchiladas sound and look amazing I’ve never had before and I’m going to have to try them now.

  6. says

    Pumpkin enchiladas sounds like a great idea. This fall we went to a small Renaissance fair that had a pumpkin-hurling contest using trebuchets– loved it!