Savory Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas: A Wholesome Feast


Dive into the rich flavors of our Savory Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas! This dish is a hearty and wholesome combination of tender sweet potatoes and protein-packed black beans, wrapped in soft tortillas and smothered in a flavorful enchilada sauce. Topped with melted cheese, these enchiladas offer a satisfying vegetarian option that's perfect for a family dinner or a comforting meal any day of the week.

Savory Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas: A Wholesome Feast

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 2 enchiladas per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Fiber: 10g


  • Sweet potatoes, peeled and diced: 2 medium (about 500g or 1.1 lbs)
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed: 400g can (14 oz)
  • Corn tortillas: 12
  • Enchilada sauce: 480ml (16 fl oz)
  • Onion, chopped: 1 medium (about 150g or 5.3 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Ground cumin: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Chili powder: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Grated cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend): 200g (7 oz)
  • Olive oil: 15ml (1 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Sweet Potatoes: In a pan, heat olive oil. Add sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic. Cook until the sweet potatoes are tender. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Prepare Filling: Mix in black beans and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Assemble Enchiladas: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Spread a little enchilada sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Fill each tortilla with the sweet potato and black bean mixture, roll up, and place seam-side down in the dish.
  4. Add Sauce and Cheese: Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the sweet potatoes are cooked but not mushy for the best texture.
  • Warm the tortillas before rolling to prevent them from breaking.
  • For a spicier version, add diced jalapeños to the filling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these enchiladas vegan?

Yes, use vegan cheese or omit the cheese.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn?

Yes, though corn tortillas are more traditional.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, if you use gluten-free corn tortillas.