Black Bean Enchiladas

Quick Summary

Black Bean Enchiladas- easy enchiladas filled with black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce. This simple and satisfying vegetarian meal is a weeknight dinner favorite! Serve with your favorite toppings and Mexican side dishes.

black bean enchiladas in pan

When we need a quick and easy dinner, we often make Black Bean Enchiladas. The entire family loves this enchilada recipe, and they are easy to put together. You only need five ingredients…and then whatever toppings you want! The enchiladas are hearty, filling, and oh so cheesy!

We like to use our homemade enchilada sauce; it has the best flavor! I always keep a container in the freezer so whenever we are craving enchiladas, we can make them in no time. Of course, you can use your favorite store-bought enchilada sauce.

I like to use black beans, but pinto beans or refried beans work well too.

how to make black bean enchiladas

How to Make Black Bean Enchiladas

There is nothing better than a pan of cheesy, satisfying enchiladas for dinner! I love this recipe because they are SO easy to make and a family favorite.

  • In a small bowl, combine the beans and green chiles. Make sure you choose mild green chiles. They add great flavor but aren’t too spicy. The kids don’t even know they are there.
  • Spread about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour remaining sauce into a shallow bowl or pie plate
  • You can use corn or flour tortillas to make the enchiladas. I use small tortillas, the 6-inch size.
  • Working one at a time, dip tortilla into sauce to lightly coat both sides. Transfer to a plate, then place about 3 tablespoons of the bean mixture into the top center. Top with a little bit of shredded cheese.
  • Roll up and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat until you’ve used all of the tortillas, placing them close together in the pan. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake the enchiladas until cheese is melted and bubbly.
easy black bean enchiladas

Enchilada Toppings

We always like to finish the enchiladas with some fun and delicious toppings!

Our favorites include chopped cilantro, sliced green onions, avocado, and queso fresco. You can also add radish slices, pico de gallo, guacamole, mango salsa, pineapple salsa, or sour cream.

Serving Suggestions

If you want to serve a full feast, these sides go great with enchiladas.

How to Store

If you have leftovers, you are lucky because leftover enchiladas are always tasty!

Store leftover enchiladas in the refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

To freeze, cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, remove the plastic wrap and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes and then uncover the pan. Continue to bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until completely cooked through and cheese is melted.

black bean enchiladas recipe

More Enchilada Recipes

Black Bean Enchiladas

Black Bean Enchiladas- easy enchiladas filled with black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce. This simple and satisfying vegetarian meal is a weeknight dinner favorite! Serve with your favorite toppings and Mexican side dishes.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients
  

For the enchiladas:

  • 15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 oz mild green chiles
  • 2 cups Enchilada Sauce can use store bought
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas, 6 inch-size
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese

For garnish:

  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the black beans and green chiles.
  • Spread about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Pour remaining sauce into a shallow bowl or pie plate. Working one at a time, dip tortilla into sauce to lightly coat both sides. Transfer to a plate, then place about 3 tablespoons of the bean mixture into the top center. Top with a few tablespoons of the cheese.
  • Roll up and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat until you’ve used all of the tortillas, placing them close together in the pan.
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake enchiladas until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow enchiladas to cool for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, avocado, and queso fresco, if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 930mg, Potassium: 583mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1175IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 472mg, Iron: 3mg

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  1. I love to make enchiladas at home. I haven’t added black beans, but that’s a great idea. It would really boost the nutrition.

  2. These look perfect, just perfect. I’m adding the Cilantro Lime chicken to mine! Making these will definitely make Mondays seem a little less dreary.

  3. Your enchiladas look divine! and so do you cinnadoodles!
    Yum, Yum !! Enjoy your visit with your Dad & Theresa! Tell them hello for me.

  4. That is so funny- I have enchiladas on my menu for tonight! What a bummer that you have to work while your dad is in town! Maybe you can get out early? I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  5. I love enchiladas, and the addition of cilantro lime chicken sounds delicious to me! You’ve photographed your meal quite nicely. My photos of enchiladas usually look like mush though they taste good!

  6. Oh man, that guac looks fabulous, just fabulous and I’ll have your share of the cilantro lime chicken if that’s ok.

  7. Not a fan of Mondays myself either. I went into work 2 hours late today & it felt like a holiday. I wish all Mondays could be like that. Anyhoo, these enchiladas look great!!!!!

    Oh, I also made the artichoke gratinata from Giada's and it was just OK. I love artichokes but on their own even with some other good stuff was just too artichoky.

  8. enchiladas are a personal favorite, especially when black beans and guacamole are involved. i must say, your guac is particularly gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. How was last night with your dad and step mom? Hope you had fun! Do you ever partipate in the Blogger Secret Ingredient Challenge? If not, I was in charge of picking the ingredient for this week- check it out :)http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/10/blogger-secret-ingredient-bsi.html

    If you’re interested, you just make a recipe that involves the secret ingredient and submit the recipe. At the end of the week, a winner is chosen.

  10. I just LOVE enchiladas and yours look great. I highly recommend that you make your own enchilada sauce though it is just so good.

  11. 5 stars
    I prefer corn tortillas over flour, so I layered all the ingredients in my baking dish. The result was wonderful! I plan to add some chili powder and a little more cumin next time, though. The seasoning didn’t have quite enough oomph for our taste.

  12. 5 stars
    Thank you for a delicious recipe. I used flour tortillas and was able to fill 10 of them. I added a few tablespoons of chopped shallots to the bean mixture. We put chopped avocado on top.
    Loved that it was meat free. Definitely adding to our meal rotation.