Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

I am never a fan of Mondays. The weekends always go too fast!

Last night we made enchiladas for dinner. We did black bean/cheese enchiladas and Josh added some of his cilantro lime chicken to his side. I made sure they were divided in the pan, no chicken for me please!! It was easy to tell which ones were Josh’s, he likes a ton of cheese and I don’t like very much:)

We rolled up the enchiladas in no time and then baked them until the cheese and sauce was nice and bubbly. I also made some guacamole for an appetizer. I don’t know why we haven’t been making these more often. They were awesome!!

Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
(Chicken too if you want to add it!)

10 corn tortillas
1 big can of red enchilada sauce
1 15 ounce can of black beans, low sodium, rinsed and drained
1 small can of diced green chilies
1 small onion
Chopped fresh cilantro
Shredded marbled cheddar and pepper jack cheese (or whatever kind you like) Use whatever amount you want. We didn’t measure!
Cilantro Lime Chicken-optional. Josh used his leftovers!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl mix the black beans, green chilies, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper together.

In a small casserole dish, spread some of the enchilada sauce on the bottom. Dip the corn tortillas in the sauce as you go to keep them moist. This will prevent them from breaking. Fill the tortillas with the bean mixture, sprinkle some cheese on top, and add chicken if you are using it.
Roll up ten tortillas with filling.

Pour the remaining sauce over all of the tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. We added extra green chilies and cilantro on top. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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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. 🙂

  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 :)

    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. Just curious…why are all the comments from people who haven’t made this dish?? Why aren’t there any “real” reviews. 

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