These 30-minute Vegetarian Enchiladas are a no-roll, skillet recipe made with black beans and sweet potatoes in a simple, homemade enchilada sauce. They’re topped with shredded cheese, and baked to perfection.
These veggie enchiladas are what I call…lazy enchiladas.
There’s no rolling required! Just think about how much time you’ll save by not stuffing every last tortilla with filling, and rolling it out.
They’re also made in a skillet, so we’re stove cooking a few things in the same pan that bakes in the oven.
This means…less dishes for you and me!
How to make Vegetarian Enchiladas without rolling tortillas
1) Preheat oven to 375° and prep all ingredients for cooking.
2) Rinse and drain black beans and chop tortillas.
3) Heat olive oil in a medium-large skillet.
4) Sauté garlic and onion; stir in cooked sweet potatoes, canned black beans, chopped tortillas, and enchie sauce.
5) Top with cheese, and bake 20 minutes.
* See full recipe below
What vegetables can you put in enchiladas?
You can add any of the following, pre-cooked vegetables to vegetarian enchiladas:
- bell pepper
- zucchini squash
- butternut squash
- sweet potatoes and potatoes
You want these vegetables pre-cooked to ensure that they’re not undercooked during the relatively short time the enchiladas spend in the oven.
Vegetarian Enchiladas Tips
There is no need to “roll” the tortillas, simply chop and scatter them into to the veggie enchilada filling.
This takes the place of hand-rolling every enchilada and saves you time.
Pre-cook the sweet potatoes via oven roasting or microwaving ahead of time, then peel and chop, and you’re ready to go!
Use canned, black beans as a shortcut for cooking beans.
There is no need to cook the canned beans before using them in this enchiladas recipe.
Bulk up your vegetarian enchiladas by adding plain, leftover rice to the recipe.
It soaks up the sauce and add a great texture to the enchiladas.
Make red enchilada sauce a day or two in advance to cut steps on enchilada night.
You can use canned sauce, but I think you’ll find the homemade recipe well worth the few, extra steps.
Vegetarian Enchiladas Ingredients
- extra virgin olive oil
- garlic cloves
- red onion
- sweet potatoes
- black beans in a can
- corn tortillas
- cooked rice (optional)
- enchilada sauce
- shredded cheese
Kitchen tools needed
What to serve with Vegetarian Enchiladas
Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Brown Rice as an enchilada filling.
5 Minute Mexican Restaurant Blender Salsa as an enchilada topping.
Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip as an enchilada topping.
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