Vegetarian Enchiladas

Jennifer H


This is one of our favorite weeknight dinners because I always have everything on hand and it goes together quickly. You can switch up the dish by changing around the ingredients. I like to use Cuban-style black beans, but you could also use regular black beans, refried beans, Pinquito or kidney beans. This recipe was prepared using cheddar cheese, but I've also used Monterey jack and pepper jack. I like to prepare this in individual dishes, but you could also prepare this in a larger baking dish.

Adapted from Sunset Magazine.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2
    yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz
    canned corn
  • 3
    large handfuls of fresh, washed spinach
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 c
    enchilada sauce (i like rosarita)
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans, canned
  • 4
    corn tortillas
  • 2 c
    grated cheddar cheese
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    fresh avacado

How to Make Vegetarian Enchiladas


  1. Heat a skillet to medium hot. Add a little bit of olive oil. Toast the tortillas one at a time, turning over once. Set aside.

    In the same pan, drizzle in a little more olive oil if necessary and add the diced onion. Cook for about 3 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the corn and warm for about a minute. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, stirring to mix. When the spinach is wilted, add the garlic salt, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Stir to mix and turn off the heat.
  2. Put a couple tablespoons of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Spoon in 1/4 of the spinach corn mixture.
  4. Spoon in 1/4 can of the black beans. Add some more enchilada sauce.
  5. Cover with a toasted corn tortilla and 1/4 of the shredded cheese.
  6. Repeat the layers again in the same order. Finish with cheese and a little of the enchilada sauce.
  7. Heat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 35 minutes or until warmed through and bubbly. Garnish with sour cream and avacado.

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About Vegetarian Enchiladas

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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