Rinse lentils thoroughly to remove any dirt and put them in a medium-pot. Add broth and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer using a lid for 20minutes or till tender. Then remove the pot from heat but remain covered about 10minutes.
While the lentils-cook, prepare your enchilada-sauce initially. Then begin creating the enchilada filling.
To create the enchilada sauce, warm the olive oil in a skillet over moderate heat. Add all spices and cook for approximately two minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes. Then add the tomato-sauce and bring to a boil. Let simmer till the sauce is thick about 5minutes.
To create the enchilada-filling: In a skillet heat oil on moderate heat and then add garlic & saute for 3-4minutes, stirring periodically. Add chopped bell-peppers, tomato, grated-carrot and 1-2 hot chili-peppers and sautw about 5-7minutes. Remove from heat and put aside.
Add all dry-ingredients (spices, sunflower-seeds, pepper, salt , oats and also the ground-chia seeds) to food-processor and mix for 20-30seconds. Add the cooked veggies along with the tomato-paste, then mix again.
Add the cooked lentils and mix tlil everything is blended. If the mixture is not thick enough or does not stick together, then add more ground-oats.
Preheat oven to 390°F. Then spread 2 heaped tbsp (or 100-120 g) of enchilada-filling over the surface of tortilla.
Roll-up tortilla and put in a greased baking-dish. Repeat this step with the other tortillas.
Then pour the enchilada-sauce on top of the tortillas. I created 2 layers of 4 tortillas per (7 x11 in baking-dish) however you can make only 1 layer with 8 tortillas.
Bake uncovered for 15minutes. Remove from oven, pour my easy vegan-cheese sauce on the top (or use your favourite vegan-cheese to flavor) and place the enchiladas back in the oven for 10-15minutes.
Serve warm, garnished with fresh-cilantro or greens of choice (optional). It is also possible to pour a bit of vegan sour-cream on top if desired.
I usually use brown-lentils that cook in for 20-25minutes. Chickpea flour is a Fantastic alternative for oats. You'll be able to use different nuts or seeds (e.g. walnuts) rather than sunflower-seeds.