Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas


I love different versions of enchiladas.  Throw some good stuff into a tortilla, smother it in sauce and cheese, and voila! Lots of deliciousness ensues.  Now, Mister Spice and I usually have some kind of poultry or beef for dinner every night, so I am constantly looking for yummy, hearty, meatless recipes that Mister Spice will enjoy.  This is one of those recipes!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4-6 ten-inch flour tortillas OR 8-10 six-inch tortillas
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potato (s)
  • 2 cans enchilada sauce of your choice
  • 2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning
  • sour cream for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 375 and peel sweet potatoes.

Then dice ’em and throw them into a large skillet on medium heat.

Cook sweet potato until tender, about 10 minutes.  Add a dusting of cajun seasoning.

Add the black beans and continue to cook, stirring frequently.

Once tender and cooked through, begin to place mixture inside tortillas.

This picture above shows a tortilla with a bit too much filling…it ended up spilling out later.

Roll up tortillas and place either in a 9×9 pan (if using 4 ten-inch tortillas) or 9×13 pan (if using smaller tortillas).

Then look up in alarm when you realize your cat is watching you verrrrry closely…

Cover enchiladas with both cans of sauce.

Then top with cheese and yell at the mischievous kitty cat about to stick her greedy paws into the enchilada goodness.

Place in the oven for about 20 minutes; cheese should be bubbly.

Serve with some sour cream…I promise you won’t regret it.


Mister Spice and I give this recipe 4 out of 5 herbs!  It would also be good with some green chiles and onions, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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3 comments on “Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

  1. I love the mixture of sweet potatoes and black beans. It’s so unexpected but completely delicious! I usually make it for burrito filling but sometimes I add some breadcrumbs and make sweet potato black bean burgers. So good!

  2. A vegetarian friend of mine LOVES making sweet potato and black bean burgers. I’m still experimenting with what I like the best! 🙂

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