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Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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Vegetarian Enchiladas

Hands down the best Vegetarian Enchiladas ever. Say hello to these sweet potato, kale and black bean enchiladas!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Gaby Dalkin


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion medium diced
  • 1 ½ cup diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch kale thinly shredded
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 15.5 ounce can store-bought enchilada sauce (red or green) divided
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 10 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 8 Green Onions finely sliced, divided
  • Cilantro
  • Adam's Green Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add the onions and sweet potatoes saute for about 10 minutes until soft. Add the kale and cook down until wilted. Add the diced green chiles, cumin, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Season with salt as needed.
  • Add the black beans into the mixture along with ½ cup of the enchilada sauce. Stir to combine and let simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and then remove from heat.
  • To assemble the enchiladas, set up an assembly line including: tortillas, enchilada sauce, veggie mixture, cheese and green onions. Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface and add equal amounts of the veggie and onion mixture, pepper jack cheese, and 1 tablespoon of green onions each.
  • Pour another ½ cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place the rolled up tortillas in the dish. Spread the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas, and sprinkle on the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately, garnished with the remaining green onions, cilantro and plenty of Adam’s Green Sauce.


  • If you’re using corn tortillas, slightly warm the tortillas in some vegetable oil before assembling (5 seconds on each side.) This helps make them more pliable and easier to roll.
  • If you want to make this recipe vegan omit the cheese and top with a few slices of avocado for some extra creaminess.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7362IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 420mg | Iron: 3mg