Smokey Black Bean Enchiladas

21 review, 4.6 star(s). 90% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Serve with Tropical Fruit Salad and tortilla chips


1 Chipotle chile in adobo sauce; minced
1 tablespoon Olive oil; plus extra for greasing
1 medium Onion; minced
3 14.5 oz cans Black beans; drained and rinsed
3/4 cup Orange juice
1 cup Salsa; (mild or medium)
1 cup Tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
12 Corn tortillas
6 ounces Neufchatel; (or other light cream cheese) cut into 12 slices
2 cups Monterey jack cheese; grated

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onion and chipotle pepper until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and orange juice, and simmer 10 minutes. Using the back of a large spoon, mash half the beans by pressing them against the sides of the pan. Cook the beans a few more minutes, or until the texture of mashed potatoes. Let the beans cool.

2. To make the sauce, combine the salsa, tomato sauce, oregano, and cumin in a bowl.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

4. Wrap the tortillas in foil and bake 10 minutes. This will soften them and prevent them from splitting when rolled. Let cool slightly. Keep the oven on.

5. To assemble the enchiladas, lightly oil 2 shallow 2-quart baking dishes, such as 12x2x7-inch Pyrex dishes (you don't want to crowd the enchiladas). Pour a thin film of sauce on the bottom of each dish. Divide the filling in half. Lay six tortillas on a work surface and place 6 spoonfuls of the filling on half of each tortilla. Top with a slice of cream cheese. Roll the enchiladas and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat witht the remaining 6 tortillas and remaining half of the filling. Pour the sauce all over the enchiladas and sprinkle on the grated cheese. Cover the dishes with foil (the enchiladas can be prepared to this point and refrigerated up to 4 hours in advance; bring to room temperature before baking).

6. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes, or just until hot throughout. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Tip: Because the tortillas will absorb a lot of the sauce and become very soft, it's best not to assemble the enchiladas more than 4 hours in advance. If you want to do more advance preparation, prepare all the components separately (up to 2 days in advance) and put the enchiladas together a few hours before cooking.


Wow! Great flavor, though the flavor is probably dependent on the salsa used. I used jarred salsa with chipotles in it. Fresh salsa would no doubt be great too. Perfect served with Tropical Fruit Salad, and tortilla chips.

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miltonstokes 3y ago

Very good and simple to make. My family loved it!!!!
Herbaldr 3y ago

Amazing, would be good with chicken or beef too
Kimkastner 3y ago

I added in some extra peppers as I like it hot and substituted Monterrey jack cheese for the cream cheese. Very tasty.
kitchenpadawan 4y ago

My husband and seven children are definitely meat eaters. So when I served this there were some funny looks. Haha this was instantly a hit with everyone and I get asked to make it often. Super easy too.
jendtc 4y ago

tomj5 4y ago

perfect! would have been better if we added the cream cheese..but awesome.
tomj5 4y ago

Added ground turkey and spread cream cheese. Served with sweet corn salsa and sour cream. Very good.
terik1972 4y ago

I took this a dinner party and it was the hit dish of the party!
lilboybrew 4y ago

I dont mix friut with spicy food
Vjaq777 4y ago

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