Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

These enchiladas are delicious and different – and gluten-free.

Serves 6-8



  • 1 14-oz can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh lime juice from 1 lime


  • 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes, smashed
  • 1 Tbs chopped canned green chilies
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp gluten-free curry or chili powder
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

To Assemble:

  • 8 corn tortillas (*tip: wrap in moist paper towel and reheat briefly in microwave before stuffing, to soften)
  • 1 cup vegan “chk-un broth”
  • 1 Tbs white rice flour or arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup salsa verde (green salsa) or chopped canned green chilies
  • cumin or chili powder, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to a moderate 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a non-stick spray into a rectangular baking dish that would hold 8 enchiladas.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the drained black beans with minced garlic and lime juice. Toss to coat the beans and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the smashed sweet potatoes with a tablespoon of chopped green chilies; add the spices. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  4. To make a vegan sauce: combine the vegan broth with a tablespoon of rice flour or arrowroot; heat in the microwave till thickened. Whisk in the salsa verde. Add cumin.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  6. Begin stuffing the warm (*see above) tortillas by laying the first tortilla in the sauced baking dish; wet it with the sauce to soften. Spoon 1/8 of the sweet potato mixture down the center. Top with 1/8 of the black beans. Wrap and roll the tortilla to the end of the baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Top with the rest of the sauce. If you like, top with a sprinkle of GF vegan cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Serve with a crisp green salad spiked with Mandarin oranges or halved grapes.

Recipe by Karina Allrich. Found on fatfreevegan.com

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