Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Welcome to a culinary adventure where the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine take center stage. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a delightful dish: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas. This recipe combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the earthy richness of black beans, all wrapped snugly in a warm tortilla and topped with a zesty enchilada sauce. With a perfect harmony of textures and spices, these enchiladas are a fantastic addition to your Meatless Monday menu. So, put on your apron, and let’s dive into a journey of savory goodness!

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Allow it to heat up. Add peeled and cubed sweet potatoes and cook until they are tender about 10 minutes.
  3. Add rinsed and drained black beans, diced red bell pepper and red onion, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  4. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave or on a skillet to make them pliable.
  5. Coat the bottom of a baking dish with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
  6. Fill each tortilla with a scoop of the sweet potato and black bean mixture. Roll the enchiladas tightly and place them seam-side down in the baking dish.
  7. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas, making sure they are all covered.
  8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  9. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot. Enjoy the hearty and flavorful sweet potato and black bean enchiladas!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (vegan cheese for a plant-based option)
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

By savoring meatless meals like these enchiladas, you not only nourish your body with wholesome ingredients but also contribute to a more sustainable and compassionate food culture. Cheers to a fulfilling and satisfying Meatless Monday!

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