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Black Bean Enchilada Served with cream in a plate
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Black Bean Enchilada Recipe

Black bean enchilada is one of our popular dinner menus. The kids love them and is very easy to make on a week day. It takes less than 30 minutes to make them and is a very filling meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Baking, Breakfast, Easy recipe, Mexixan recipe
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 194kcal


  • microwave
  • plate
  • Baking dish
  • bowl


  • 1 can Black Bean Canned
  • 1 small Onion Diced
  • 1 small Bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • to taste Salt
  • Flour tortilla/corn tortilla
  • Enchilada sauce Mole, adobo or pipian – store bought and cooked according to directions on the label
  • ¼ cup Mexican blend cheese For the filling and 2 tablespoon for topping
  • 1 teaspoon Oil


  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan and fry the diced onions and bell pepper until tender. Drain the black beans from the can and add it to the pan. Add the cumin powder, cayenne pepper and salt and let it cook on medium heat until well blended. Add the cheese and mix it well and turn the heat off. Add some finely chopped cilantro at the end.
  • Prepare the sauce as per the instructions on the can. Heat the tortillas in the microwave and keep it warm wrapped in a kitchen towel. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Work with individual tortillas at a time. Spread some sauce on the tortilla.
  • Layer some filling on the tortilla and fold it once horizontally.
  • Fold both the sides vertically once and then fold it once more horizontally. Do the same for all the tortillas.
  • Line them up on the baking dish and pour the sauce on top. Cover with Aluminum foil and bake for 20 mins. Take the enchiladas out, uncover it, top it with the remaining cheese and broil it on low for 30 secs.
  • Serve hot with rice, salsa and sour cream.


Cheese enchiladas – Can be made the same way using cheese as filling instead of the bean mixture.
Spinach enchiladas – can be made using cooked spinach and cheese as filling. Other enchiladas are served with rice and refried bean.
Happy Cooking !!!


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg