Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

The flavors of this recipe made this vegetarian version of enchiladas a standout among others. The dish is great for a potluck party.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2011.12
Yield:8 Serving(s)
Prep time: 00:25
Cook time: 01:00
Category:Main Courses


15 oz. tomato sauce
1 3/4 cups vegetable broth, (low-sodium)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
16 oz. salsa, (medium spicy)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chipotle chile in adobo sauce, drained and minced
15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
12 oz. round queso fresco, divided
16 6" corn tortillas, warmed
limes, cut into wedges
avocado, sliced
1/2 cup sour cream, for garnish
1 bunch Cilantro sprigs, for garnish (optional)


  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine, then remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  1. Heat oil in separate saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft. Add sweet potatoes, tomatoes, salsa, garlic, chipotle chili, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  2. Mash mixture with potato masher until combined. Add black beans, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in half of queso fresco, and remove from heat.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Brush 13- x 9-inch baking dish with oil. Spread 1/2 cup Sauce in bottom of dish. Fill tortillas with filling. Roll, and pack close together seam-side down in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and queso fresco. Bake 15 minutes.
  2. Adjust oven to broil. Broil Enchiladas 5 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
  3. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with lime wedges, avocado slices, sour cream, and cilantro sprigs, if using.


Nutrition Facts

8 Serving(s) per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 963mg40%
Total Carbohydrate 65g22%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 13g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.