Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 89: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilidas

Smoky, hearty vegan enchiladas with black beans and roasted sweet potatoes…This recipe is perfect for Mexican night. The sweet potato black bean enchiladas are so delicious and crowd pleasing that they will become one of your favorite best vegetarian dinner recipes.



  • 1 ¼ pounds sweet potatoes (2 small-to-medium)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ cups cooked black beans
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 ounces (½ cup) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 small cans (4 ounces each) diced green chiles
  • 1 medium jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) mild salsa verde, either homemade or store-bought
    10 corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


(Preparation time: 15 mins; cooking time: 40 mins)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for
easy cleanup. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and coat the flat sides lightly with olive oil.
Place the sweet potatoes flat-side down on the baking sheet. Bake them until they are tender and
cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour enough salsa verde into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish to lightly cover the bottom (about
½ cup). In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining filling ingredients.

Once the sweet potatoes are cooked through and cool enough to handle, scoop out the insides with a
spoon. Discard the potato skins, and mash up the sweet potato a bit.

Stir the mashed sweet potato into the bowl of filling, and season to taste with additional salt (I added
¼ teaspoon) and pepper.

Warm up your tortillas, one by one in a skillet, or all at once in a microwave so they don’t break when
you bend them. Wrap them in a tea towel so they stay warm.

Working with one tortilla at a time, spread about ½ cup filling down the center each tortilla, then
wrap both sides over the filling and place it in your baking dish. Repeat for all of the tortillas.

Top with the remaining salsa verde and cheese. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and
the cheese is lightly golden.

Let the enchiladas cool for about 5 minutes. Whisk the sour cream and water together to make a
drizzly sour cream sauce. Drizzle it back and forth over the enchiladas, then top them with cilantro
and red onion. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving: 683 calories; 25.7 g fat; 89.7 g carbohydrates; 24.9 g protein; 56 mg cholesterol; 1481 mg

Inside Cooking Ep 89: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilidas