Enchilada Bake

USDA Mixing Bowl
Enchiladas are a traditional Latin dish consisting of corn tortillas wrapped around a filling, then baked in a sauce. This recipe is a quick and hearty vegetarian version.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (15-ounce) low-sodium black beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) low-sodium corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups salsa, divided
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Wipe off tops of cans before opening.
  • Dice onion and peel and chop garlic. Drain and rinse black beans and corn. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add beans, corn, cumin and 1/2 cup of the salsa. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently and lightly mashing the beans.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Spread 1/2 cup of salsa into the bottom of an 11x8 baking dish which has been coated with cooking spray.
  • Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture onto each tortilla and roll up. Place rolled tortilla, seam side down, into the prepared baking dish. Repeat until all tortillas are filled and in the dish.
  • Top tortillas with remaining 1 cup of salsa. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Uncover, top with cheese, and bake a few minutes longer until cheese is melted.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Casseroles like this are great for making ahead of time and freezing. Try doubling the recipe and preparing a second casserole to freeze and pull out for busy nights.
  • Store brands of canned vegetables are usually cheaper than name brand. Look for low or reduced sodium varieties.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Warm tortillas in the oven or microwave before using so that they are easier to roll.
  • Instead of rolling the tortillas, you could also layer the tortillas and filling like a lasagna.
  • Add shredded chicken or lean ground beef for extra protein.
  • There are many different fillings and sauces that you can use to make enchiladas. Experiment with different varieties to find your family’s favorite!
  • Used 2% Shredded Mexican cheese or Pepper Jack cheese for a different flavor.
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